I would like to share the lyrics of my new favorite song with the LYS Nation.  Feel free to hum along.

Critical Writing Lyrics by the educators from Livingston ISD To the tune of “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

Now a critical write is a big misconception For teachers, mentors, aides and principals And you, Teach, don’t have intestinal fortitude If you prefer the Scantron way

A critical write is quick and purposeful And after 12 years they’re still retainable And unlike state tests, they are not so unreasonable T.E.A. can kiss my glass. Woo!!!!!!!!!

Critical Write, easy to do We all teach writing, we all teach writing I love you critical write, must grade you up You add the rigor, You add the rigor

Now I really love how you’re easy to use But I really hate how you’re often confused ‘Cuz when notes are only copied from the board Well that my friends is quite a bore

But I have to admit that students start squint’n Admiring how tiny my class notes are written On the board with a marker that should’ve been darker Just something to keep them busy

Critical Write, easy to do We all teach writing, we all teach writing I love you critical write, must grade you up You add the rigor, You add the rigor

Now I’ve seen you organize and I’ve seen you clarify But only you, write, can totally analyze ‘Cuz you are the Rigor to my Relevance An you are the read to my write

Critical write, you’re not time consuming You don’t need revising; you’re more than free writing And believe me that I’m not the least bit sarcastic When I look at you and say:

Critical Write, you’re not an abstract. (No, no, Heck no!) You make it concrete, you make me stick Thank you for being concrete

Critical Write, easy to do We all teach writing, we all teach writing I love you critical write, must grade you up You add the rigor, You add the rigor

Critical Write, easy to do We all teach writing, we all teach writing I love you critical write, must grade you up You add the rigor, You add the rigor!

A big thank you to the great educators in Livingston ISD! Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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