My kiddos have been in reading/writing workshop for most of the week, and I've been working with individuals as needed, but also doing a lot of sitting around waiting for them to ask me for help--these guys are pretty independent.
I remind them to ask me questions QUIETLY so that they don't disturb other groups. I have one boy who has his mouth attached to his hand becuase as soon as his hand goes up, words come out his mouth. So, I was across the room from him when the question du jour popped up.
"May I include sexual innuendo in my story?"
Ummmm. . . no.
From the back of the room I hear a whispered, "What's 'sexual innuendo' mean?" :lol:
Later in the class period one of my students from LAST YEAR arrives--paper in tow--with a question. . . "How long have lesbians been around?"
Uhhhh. . . forever? And you need to know this because???
She was told to write a story set during the middle ages, and she said that her teacher didn't like the lesbian part. I tried to explain to her that I really didn't think her teacher was concerned with the authenticity of lesbian existence during the middle ages.
Some days I'm afraid to let them ask questions. 8O
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