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Why use Bell Ringers?
✔ Get students engaged and working the minute they walk in your class
✔ Establish a routine that refocuses busy minds
✔ Review concepts
✔ Practice valuable skills
✔ Common Core aligned- no “fluff” here
About this resource:
This set of Bell Ringers/Warm-ups for secondary English classes is four years in the making! I have tried so many other resources and was not happy for one reason or another. I wanted Bell Ringers that fit into a 10-minute window and weren’t too easy or too difficult. I wanted students engaged, but I didn’t want any fluff...time is precious! This set of Bell Ringers checks all those boxes and then some. I love that this is all digital-- no more copies! Assign a copy to each student in Google Classroom on Monday and you’re set for the whole week.
~ Quotes, stories, and personal reflections designed to get students shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
Tuesday: Context Clues
~ Students decode challenging new words using context clues and then lookup the definition to see how close they were.
~ Writing prompts cycle between Narrative, Argumentative, and Informative. All prompts include a picture and were written specifically to encourage creativity and critical thinking.
Thursday: Lit Terms
~ Students review important literary terms and then practice them with short and engaging activities.
Friday: Mentor Sentences
~ Tackle common grammar mistakes by having students detect patterns in model sentences and then replicate them.
★ 20 weeks worth of Bell Ringers via Google Slides (1 Slide per week, 1 activity per day = 50 Bell Ringers!)
★ Teacher Guide (with rubrics and answer keys)
★ Bell Ringers Poster