Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reading Workshop--Poetry Style

Today I did a Reading Workshop with my students. Some of them didn't bring books, so they had to borrow one of mine. I have a weird eclectic collection of books that I've picked up along the way. One boy picked up a book of poems by Jewel (the singer). I thought that was odd, but didn't say anything to him.

About 10  minutes into the reading, he looked up at me with a puzzled look on his face.

"But this is all poems," he said.

"Yes, T_____, it's a poetry book, "I said.

He continued to look at me.

"That means it is just poems, no stories," I tried again.

"Oh." He says, still looking puzzled.

Is it hard to understand what a poetry book is? Apparently.

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