This zip file includes:
-a Word document with all you need for a 10-15 minute bellringer for 7th-8th grade language arts in one document laid out by each day for first quarter (you will need to change the dates)
- a 40+ slide PowerPoint (one for each day of the quarter)
-4 quizzes and a test over the 40 vocabulary words (word of the day)
-6 quizzes over the daily grammar practice with parts of speech focus
-the format I give to students on how to set up their "Jumpstart notebooks for bellringers" that includes a M-F plan for homework that correlates with the grammar and vocabulary from the bellringer.
Each jumpstarts includes:
-a daily grammar part of speech focus (everything from concrete, proper, abstract and proper nouns to gerunds and correlative conjunctions, all covered over the course of one quarter of school)
-a word of the day vocab word and definition for your word wall
-a quote of the week on Mondays
-a stem of the week Tuesdays through Thursdays
-an opportunity for students to respond to the quote of the week on Fridays during "Free Write Fridays"
These notes for bellringers set students up for most nights of homework as well!
Download my free "Bellringers and Homework Format" handout to get a glimpse of everything you will need for homework and jumpstarts for an entire quarter!
Here are the ten words for the first list so you can see the level:
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).