I kept going with our shared writing experience because I didn't think I was missing anything. We discuss more ideas for our piece of poetry. We negotiate the text. We edit. We revise.
"Mrs. Robek, you forgot something."
I need to validate this thought and inquire. Maybe I did forget something.
"Mrs. Robek, you forgot the punctuation."
"L, poetry doesn't have to have punctuation.
The room erupts. The room was buzzing with questions, exclamation marks, and puzzlement. I tried to explain the difference between a sentence and phrase or a list. Their little faces showed shock and awe and processing. I can't wait to see how this impacts their poetry writing tomorrow.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for organizing this Slice of Life community.