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Day 26: SOLSC Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Inspiration Poem: Trying It Again

Thanks to my fellow Slicers and Ralph Fletcher for reminding me to use a mentor text and recreate it with my own words. Here’s my attempt:

The Good Old Days

Sometimes I remember

the good old days.

We traveled to Florida

to catch spring break’s rays.

The most fun I ever had

was sitting on the beach with Mom,

walking to the pier with Dad.

Sea shells collected, sand castles erected.

Needing that sunscreen and hat

so sun poisoning wouldn’t make you lay flat

on the bed; can’t go out, Oh drat!

Playing with sis in the pool after dark,

Going to Disney, can’t find anywhere to park!

Returned to the balcony, tired, just sat.

I still can’t imagine

anything better than that!

Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about reading and literacy education. My passion is sharing stories about reading and writing workshop teaching. My goal is collaborating, researching, and sharing with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

3 thoughts on “Day 26: SOLSC Slice of Life Story Challenge

  1. Oh how I LOVE this poem! Your words transported me to a beautiful beach surrounded by family…perfect when it’s freezing outside & there’s still snow on the ground. Great use of a mentor text! Which Ralph Fletcher poem/text did you use?

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