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Fusion Music – Grammar Style

I spent the entire weekend lesson planning.

On average, it takes me between five and six hours to make lesson plans for an entire week.

Saturday, I spent about nine hours planning for the upcoming week, and  Sunday, I spent eight hours planning for the week of the 16th.

I wanted to get that second week done because the guys and I are driving down south to watch Chicky be awarded her college diploma!  I didn’t want to return late on Saturday and have lesson planning to do.

One of the skills I’m working on with my students is essay writing.

I teach tenth graders, and they will be taking our State writing assessment in February.  Part of my school’s score and my own VAM depends on their writing scores.

We are writing one essay…revising it several times while focusing on each of the six writing traits.  We’ve covered two already and are working on sentence fluency, which involves writing sentences of different lengths and with different types of beginnings.

It’s quite the task, let me tell you.  I don’t even remember not being able to write as a youngster.  Kids today do not have the writing skills we had growing up.

Thus, I’ve been doing a lot of research, pulling supplemental instructional material, and hunting for videos that will explain things in a way they understand.

That’s when I came across the video I’m going to post below.

When I watched it the first time, I giggled the entire way through.

Why?

Well, first of all, I love Kelly Clarkson.  Her voice is powerful, and she’s just a cutie patootie.

One of her songs that I love for its strong message is Miss Independent.

Well, in my search for sentence fluency videos, I came across a parody of Kelly’s song.  Whoever created the video did an excellent job!

I’m not sure how my students will like it, but I can assure you that I, at least, will be amused each of the three times I will have to watch it (once for each of my three classes).

I love grammar, and I love Kelly.

This is the perfect fusion of both!

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