As they experimented with these types, they were thinking about which one of them they would send to the author. They were told to do the best job they could, since this was such a formal compliment.
When the fifth graders worked on three or four poems, they took a break and looked over their work. They decided which poem they liked best. It was important that the selected poem was edited and rewritten in a good copy, which you will find out more about on this next page. Click on the link below to see how the poems were edited and rewritten.