Sunday, March 27, 2016

ABCs of Slicing

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On Saturday, I looked at the date and noticed the number twenty-six. That made me think of the alphabet...twenty-six letters. That inspired today's post. Using the alphabet, I wrote the ABCs of Slicing. I drafted in my notebook, so here's the original version. Enjoy!
Would you have written anything different for any of the letters? 


As I was writing this, I had lots of ideas for the letters S and W and T, other letters weren't as easy for me. It took some time to think. This post was more like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. Might be a fun writing format for students to try. 

15 comments:

  1. I have seen this format before and wanted to try it. I love your use of color and your handwriting so much. Your journals must be beautifully colorful.

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  2. Michelle,
    I agree with Kimberly that your handwriting and color adds so much to this slice. What a powerful reminder that there are so many ways to create our slices!

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  3. This is so fun! In putting this together, you certainly were reflective -- one of the best things about writing. And I can also see that you put many of your pens to good use. :) Happy Easter, friend!

    Jennifer

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  4. So colorful and bright for a Sunday post. Clever idea. Fun to read.

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  5. I love each one, Michelle, but especially that you took pictures of your actual pages and showed them! Clever, creative, cheering us on! (The three C's!) Have a wonderful day!

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  6. My favourites are N, O and V! This is a great celebration of the Slice of Life process. Nearing the home stretch for this March challenge

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  7. I definitely plan to SHOW it to my kids!! So fun. C is for comments is my favorite!

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  8. Our notebooks are a safe place to take risks, to experiment and most importantly make discoveries. Thank you for sharing your thinking. Thank you for providing a glimpse inside your notebook Michelle. Here is living proof that writing is a form of problem solving. A slice about slicing. You have kicked some goals here!

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  9. Oh I love the idea and how you put it into your notebook with all of the beautiful colors! :) I love "Y-You ca do it!"

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  10. How fun! Also challenging-like you said putting together a puzzle! Very creative Michelle!

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  11. This is a great format for a slice. I especially like, "Comments! Comments! Comments!" and "Living as a writer." I found both of those ideas powerful for me. I learned that a daily deadline forced me to live as a writer. What a new appreciation I have for my student writers!

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  12. The previous post should have been with this username for Slice of Life. (Sorry)

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  13. I think one of my biggest takeaways from reading other posts during the month of March is one of yours so the V - vulnerability is powerful rings very true.

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  14. I think one of my biggest takeaways from reading other posts during the month of March is one of yours so the V - vulnerability is powerful rings very true.

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