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March is quickly approaching, which means that the Slice of Life March Challenge is in the near future. This will be my third time to participate, so I am feeling pretty comfortable in my ability to write every day.
Now it is time for me to get out of my comfort zone and jump into the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge. For the first time, I have offered it to all of my students, knowing that only a few will probably accept the challenge. But I have many questions.
I know Two Writing Teachers will be posting about this challenge soon, but I would love to chat with some of you who have previously done this with your students.
Please feel free to give me any advice or to answer any of my questions.
1. I will use Kidblog and have students create their own blog. Do they link up themselves or should I create a classroom link for me to link at TWT?
2. I have decided to let them form groups of no more than four if they would like. I think for my first time, I will have more success doing it this way. Has anyone done this before, or do you only have individual students?
3. We have not written any slices in class, although I have talked about my personal slices. Do you think I still have enough time to teach this genre and to have them practice? I will have to this outside of class time since it is volunteer only.
I am looking forward to sharing this part of my writing life with my students. Thank you for any help and advice ahead of time!