Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day 20!!! Only 11 more days left! Call for Slices - Thursday, March 20, Slice of Life 2014

Hey Middle School!

It's Day 20!  
For those of you in for 15, you'll be done after this Friday's slice, which I am going to ask you to write in class.
For those of you in for 25, you are so close to being done!  
For those of you in for 31, you only have 11 days left!  

Here are some hints from the slicing experts at Two Writing Teachers:  
You can see the original post here, but I have copied and pasted some of their
good ideas below, along with a graphic you should recognize.

"Stacey’s info-graphic is a great reminder of what a Slice of Life Story is and isn’t. When I’ve  worked on writing projects with Lucy Calkins, I’ve often heard her say, "We need to bring the lion out of the marble.” She is, of course, referring to a clunky draft that needs to be fine tuned so that the real message or meaning comes across.
It’s tempting to write a Slice that is a summary or a retelling of an entire day, or an entire event, or an entire time of year. However, the real gems are often the zoomed-in, small moments that capture a feeling, an interaction, a lesson, an important memory.
Today, why not look closer at your Slice and see if there are any lions hiding in the marble?
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC Classroom bloggers."

 The bold print is mine, Middle School.  Are you still telling about putting on your shoes and brushing your teeth?  Why don't you look for some hidden lions today, my metaphorical thinkers! Look beyond the paint, for Pete's sake!  

And while you're at it...are you living up to your end of the deal by providing comments to at least three other Classroom Bloggers?  
Go for it!  
Make someone's day by giving them a virtual pat on the back!

Now...go post your slice!


  1. Here is my slice

  2. This is my slice about spring break

  3. Here is my slice about Retreat

  4. This is my slice about books!!!!!

  5. This is my SOL about the 3rd Wacky Wednesday!