8th Grade ELA Bell Ringer Core Chomp Free Sample Packet

8th Grade ELA Bell Ringer Core Chomp Free Sample Packet
Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
1 Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

830 KB|41 pages
Product Description
This 8th grade ELA bell ringer is perfect for spiraling the Common Core standards. This packet is a free sample, providing the first ten Core Chomps from our complete resource. Instructions for use, answer keys, and a list of all standards that are incorporated in the complete resource are also included.

We use Core CHOMP as a bell ringer in our classrooms, and it is by far one of the most important ELA curriculum tools that we use. Many bell ringers are simply fluff- fun activities to get students busy but do not help teach the rigorous ELA curriculum. Core CHOMP will help you teach your ELA standards every single day, and will not be a waste of precious time at the start of each class.

The purpose of Core CHOMP! is to provide a few questions a day that are based on the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. This book is specific to the 8th grade standards. These comprehensive exercises reinforce the standards and will increase your students’ reading and writing skills, often challenging them with complex texts as they read and comprehend literature including stories, poems, and informational text.

Click here to purchase the full set of Core Chomp today!

Core CHOMP! can be used as a warm-up activity, a homework assignment, or as a closure for your class. There are 180 standards-based exercises, one for every day of the school year, and they are largely built around a rotating five-day pattern. Students will read a poem on day one, a complex fiction passage on day two, and an informational text on day three. Days four and five will address writing, research, and language.

We designed the exercises in Core CHOMP! so that by the end of the year, students will have read, comprehended, and been asked to provide evidence of their analysis of a wide variety of literature and informational texts. In addition, we created this resource so that students would spend time thinking through the writing and research process.

Many of the Core CHOMP! exercises are not easy, but neither are the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. The program of daily exercises helps students gradually gain mastery of a wide variety of material, as required in the standards. These exercises will require your students to complete tasks including the following:

• rewrite texts using effective techniques and well-chosen words
and details
• make inferences on what they have read
• support answers with text
• develop a claim using valid reasoning and relevant and
sufficient evidence
• analyze the author’s purpose and literary elements
• determine themes or central ideas of texts
• assess whether reasoning provided in a text is sound or not
• determine the meaning of words, phrases, and figurative
• analyze text structure used by an author
• and much more

If you choose to use this as a warm-up or closing for your class, we suggest giving your students several minutes to work through the questions on their own before going over them as a class. If you choose to use this as a homework assignment, we suggest you go over it in class the next day. Either way, you will find that students are repeatedly exposed to material that reinforces the Standards.

This packet provides ten free Core CHOMPS. If you would like to purchase the entire resource, the purchased zipped file includes information on how to use Core CHOMP, options for using Core CHOMP digitally, Core CHOMP 180 day bell ringer, complete answer key, list of Common Core State Standards addressed in the chomps, and a folder of jpegs for each chomp to use digitally if needed.

This product is included in our 8th Grade Mega Bundle!
Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report this Resource
Digital Download

ELA Core Plans

More products from ELA Core Plans
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up