FCAT Writes (our state's standardized writing test) is in one week!
My special needs students' attitudes range from apathetic to angry about the test even though I have been doing my best to pump them up. Which gives me an idea....
Do you remember these characters who want to "Pump YOU up!"?
My kids will think this is funny - but of course they are boys and middle schoolers! :)
You can guess that my week will be filled with "pumping up" for the big test! I'm thinking of making a "Top Ten Reasons Writing is Important" chart with the kids, doing some exercises to help them with brain freeze, and anything else that seems kooky and fun to make the test feel more "do-able". I'll post those things (if they work) later this week.
And then I had another idea....
I made these little study guides that are the size of a task card with the organizational pattern and other tips for a persuasive essay on one side and an expository essay on the other side.
I am going to give these away as a freebie this week! Just click on any of the images above.