Chimney Tops Look high to yonder chimney tops Watchmen holding strong Alternating spirals Entertaining lords and ladies with affection and companionship Once bringing heat to those on a frosty Michigan night Pleasing glowing hearths with radiant cherry hot coals Only a remembrance that is now caressed on lonely holidays
You now fill the innocent passerby With curiosity What secrets were told by your side? Whose love did you manage to ignite? Why so many so different?
Brick by brick you climb the sky Rising upwards with stately grace Twisting and turning You tell a tale that longs to be told A passageway to a point in time That has long past us by
Only 1/3 of America’s students are proficient writers
Students need to write more
Students need to become fluent writers
90/90/90 schools require written responses
Use short writing assignments in all classes
“ A critical role for school leadership is to guide school community to examine the unique, individual strengths and needs of its students.” -Robert Marzano What Works in Schools, Translating Research Into Action
Here at Meadows? Teacher Writing Groups -Personal Writing -Technology and Writing -Collaborative Assessment -Writing Workshops Student Writing Groups -Civic Literacy Conference with an advocacy essay -after school club -Writing Marathon
Homework Visit my blog at http://amatulli.edublogs.org/ Leave comments about the workshop or your needs as a teacher at Meadows Range Scoring Workshop coming soon! True or False Pretest!!