Tuesday is the big FCAT Writes Test day and I will really need to turn it up for my 8th graders on Monday!
I was thinking it would be great if I could make essay writing into a song and so I went looking for some cool videos and found these:
These really pump you up!
I just wish I could put what we've learned to music, but alas I am not quite as talented as those in the videos above...
So I just made a chant:
We've got a test that we must take
But it's gonna be a piece of cake!
We have a HAT on the top of our head
As soon as we get out of bed
Our Support is never late
To Do Excellent Always Cooperate
Then when we're done we will see
Never leave without your AT & T.
Sound off - get a 4!
Sound off - get a 5!
Bring it on down now,
This chant reflects the organizational pattern that I taught my students:
See how the introduction spells HAT?
Then in the support we have TDEAC = To Do Excellent Always Cooperate
Finally the Conclusion: ATT = AT&T because the last thing you grab before you leave home is your cell phone. :)
And then of course, we will have some Lucky Charms because food is always inspirational to my special needs kids!