Writing Workshop – Poetry Explosion

Surprise, surprise!  Poetry has broken out in my classroom.  Some of my students have checked out “You Read to Me and I’ll Read to You” books and have taken it upon themselves to start writing similar pieces.  When the first one was presented, I was speechless.  The basic idea is a dialogue between two opposing characters who conflict about many things but agree on their enjoyment of reading.  Consequently, the resulting poems have all ended with “You read to me and I’ll read to you.”  There’s been one about a hamster and a rat, a ghost and beast and more.  I’ve banned the final phrase but am trying to keep the formula going.  What a great way to demonstrate an understanding of skills in comparing and contrasting!

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