So, I finished grading my all About Me books (finally). I learned many things about my 6th graders. I was also happily surprised in their writing skills. I was a bit worried their writing would need plenty of work. But they wrote good paragraphs with some details. That is a big skill we work on in 6th grade at my school. However, there are always a handful of students that did not put forth the effort in their books. They turned something, but it was either missing pieces of the assignment or the writing was too short & not detailed. So, it is time to show them and review with them...the death crawl. I think the video clip describes it best!
After watching the video, I go into my speech about putting 110% effort in all you do. I use the phrase "to death crawl" their work. I think this video is great for motivating students to do their best.