Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Slice of Life Writing Challange for March

I am participating in this year’s Slice of Life Writing Challenge set up and run by two amazing educators –Two Writing Teachers, Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres, as I did last year. Participants have to create a slice of life writing piece each day for the month of March. The aim is to write and share a story about my day, for the entire month. Last year I met the challenge, - Difficult though it was, given time constraints of work, life and the time differential between Australia and America. But I have to say, it was a buzz!


I am hoping that some of you might take this opportunity to extend your own writing by taking up this challenge too. Your writing credibility with your students would rise quite markedly if you decide to take part. It might seem like a big commitment, but that’s why it’s a challenge.

In order to make things more interesting, a group of writers and publishers have donated items as giveaways for participants (see details by going to http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/todaysolscprizes/). If you miss a day, DO NOT DESPAIR... there will be a special something for everyone who participates in the Challenge.


Hence, every day you write a Slice of Life Story, please head over to the
blog’s main page and post the link to your post by submitting a comment on that day’s post prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time US A. (They’ll be keeping track of the people who submit comments so they can expedite the giveaway process in early April.)


Here’s where you can grab the code for the Slice of Life Story Challenge Buttons, which Ruth created. They would be honoured if you posted one of them on your site, alongside your story, each day. This assumes that you have site of course.

http://twowritingteachers.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/sols2.jpg



If you need more information, then point your browser to http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/solsc-inspiration, which is where you’ll find some easy tips for making the Slice of Life Story Challenge come alive in your classroom.


Should you have any questions about how the Challenge works, then drop an e-mail to Stacey stacey@twowritingteachers.com and Ruth is ruth@twowritingteachers.com.


They hope to see you online throughout the month of March as part of the
Slicer” Community! - and so do I

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