How much, if any, violence and potty words are your students allowed to use when writing on a topic of their choice? Can they include: guns robots with laser guns marshmallow guns karate describing video games in which characters are killed describing non-kid movies (summarizing a movie like The Black Panther or other superhero movies, that, while not entirely appropriate, most of them have seen) wrestling punching / kicking swords farting pooping With more and more young children playing violent video games, it's difficult to get some students to write about things that they like that don't include violence. Some of these kids go home and play adult video games or watch non-kid movies all night. Do you let them write about that in free choice? If it's a narrative they've been working on about a superhero and it includes parts where the bad guys get smashed, or fall off a bridge, would you make them change the plot line? I'm curious where others' lines fall. I'd like to limit all of the above in writing, but that's a challenge for some kids. Plus, when they're reading books with titles like Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, many of them like reading potty humor and it makes sense that they'd imitate that writing.