Bell Ringers – H.S. English Vol. 2 – Vocab, Grammar & Logic Puzzle/Brain Teasers

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Use this MASSIVE bundle of my popular bell ringers/warm-ups/mini-lessons to teach the Common Core-aligned grammar, vocabulary, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills your high school students need. This FULL YEAR package of materials (Vol. 2) includes everything you’ll need to keep your students actively engaged at the start of each period. (All of this content is completely new and separate from the content offered in the Volume 1 Bell Ringers – no repeats!)

Here’s how it works:

With M.U.G. Shot Mondays, students master Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar by working together to proofread real-world writing examples. These 38 weekly grammar editing sessions address the most common errors made in middle-school and high-school writing. Students write down the flawed sentence and then work together to edit/make corrections. After the class agrees on all of the edits made by the student writing at the board, I go over the marks, explaining the rules that apply. After three sessions, I collect the students’ papers and give points for accuracy. Answer key slides included.

On Brain Teaser Tuesdays, class begins with a high-interest logic puzzle, riddle, word play, and/or lateral thinking question built to appeal to a teen audience. Students love the modern-designed slides featuring beautiful high-resolution photography (152 slides featuring 76 questions – you can use two per week and still have a few to spare) and the Brain Teasers provide a great way to add some intellectually challenging fun to your classroom routine.

Then comes Words on Wednesday, a weekly lesson to build higher-level vocabulary in your college-bound students. These lessons feature words commonly used on the SAT that educated adults also use in their everyday lives. Even if your students aren’t bound for a university, they’ll still benefit from knowing these words as they enter the work force. Each vocab. lesson, which takes about 15 minutes, goes deep into understanding denotation and connotation of five separate words and includes definition, synonym, antonym, and a sentence relevant to a teenage audience. Instead of using a list of 10 words each week that students memorize and then promptly forget the next week, I’ve found more success with going deep on five words. We discuss them and use them in regular conversation. I’ve been delighted to see many of these words show up in students’ in-class writings, and they also excitedly point them out to me in passages that we read in class. This method helps words “stick” in their heads better than any other method I’ve tried in my 17 years as a high school teacher.

On Thursdays, my classes take a break from the routine procedures and focus solely on our current unit of study.

Fridays? Why, S.S.R., of course; it’s the best way to end the week. Click here for my FREE materials on how to manage your students’ quiet reading time – easy grading for you!

M.U.G. Shot Monday Package includes:
38 weeks of 10-minute grammar practice sessions (76 total slides; answer keys included) in both Notebook format (for SMARTBoard users) and Powerpoint (for all users)
38-page PDF to use for student handouts and quizzes
76-page PDF of full semester materials, both unmarked and corrected sentences (useful for absent students or independent/homeschool study)

Brain Teaser Tuesday Package includes:
38 weeks of two-per-week Brain Teasers (152 slides that include separate question and answer slides)
Slides are provided in both Powerpoint and PDF format

Words on Wednesday Package includes:
190 slides (38 lessons w/5 slides each) in both Notebook interactive format (for SMARTBoard users) and Powerpoint (for all users)
190-page PDF for student handouts (ideal for absent students, homeschoolers, or independent study – could also use as a shortcut for flashcards)
2-page overview lists of the words for all 38 weeks (easy reference/checklist for you)

If you purchased all six of these semester units bundles that are each sold separately in my store, you'd spend almost $40. In this MASSIVE VOL. 2 BUNDLE, just $29.99 (a 25 percent savings!) gets you everything you’ll need for AN ENTIRE YEAR of learning.

Want more information about any individual product? Take a closer look by clicking the “Preview” button above or:
Click HERE for MUG Shot Mondays (This bundle includes Vol. 3 & 4 of MUG Shots; Vol. 1 & 2 are in my Full-Year Vol. 1 package.)
Click HERE for Brain Teaser Tuesdays
Click HERE for Words on Wednesday (This bundle includes Vol. 3 & 4 of Words on Wed.; Vol. 1 & 2 are in my Full-Year Vol. 1 package.)

Want to see the original first-volume of year-long bell-ringer materials? Click HERE for Full-Year H.S. English Vol. 1.

I hope these materials can make your life a little easier this year. Thanks for your consideration!
Total Pages
418 Slides (Powerpoint & SMARTBoard formats) & 306 PDF pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Bell Ringers – H.S. English Vol. 2 – Vocab, Grammar & Logi
Bell Ringers – H.S. English Vol. 2 – Vocab, Grammar & Logi
Bell Ringers – H.S. English Vol. 2 – Vocab, Grammar & Logi
Bell Ringers – H.S. English Vol. 2 – Vocab, Grammar & Logi
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