Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I forgot something? {Slice of Life}

"Mrs. Robek, you forgot something."

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.


  1. You just turned their world of mechanics upside down! What a moment to catch!

  2. Love the response to your shocking statement: "The room erupts. The room was buzzing with questions, exclamation marks, and puzzlement."

  3. Mandy, would your and your young poets like to create a class poem for my upcoming spring gallery, Springsations? Invitation is at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/04/invitation-to-springsations.html? I hope so. I would love to see their work.