This week we have been learning about and using semicolons in our writing.
One student asked, "Do real authors use these?"
"I don't remember seeing semicolons in any book I have ever read," said another student.
"It's because you haven't noticed them; you weren't looking for them. I bet if you look now, you will find them."
And the chase was on to see who could find one first. Throughout the room I heard, "Oh, I found one. Here's one. Have you found one yet?"
Finally, they conceded, "I guess you were right, Mrs. Eck. Real authors do use semicolons."
Next up are colons, and I thought this one might take a little more convincing. Until I found this graphic after school:
What do you think?