ELA Bell Ringers for Middle School | YEAR LONG | Distance Learning

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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Trying to figure out how to cover ALL the standards in a short class period? ELA Bell Ringers for middle school is a daily skills print and digital distance learning resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of the Common Core ELA and Texas TEKS standards.

These are perfect as a back-to-school resource to establish morning work and entry to class routines.

Students use mentor texts to strengthen reading comprehension, improve writing, master grammar, usage, and mechanics, and develop vocabulary including Greek and Latin roots. You can use this resource as a bell ringer or a homework assignment, review and reteach, or exit ticket activity. It's perfect for in-person or distance learning.

The format is a no-prep language arts resource available in both print and digital versions (Google Slides and PowerPoint) that will keep your students engaged, challenged, and thinking critically and creatively during the first ten to 15 minutes of class.


The purpose of Take Ten Bell Ringers is to provide targeted questions based on many of the Common Core State Standards English language arts. These questions reinforce the standards and will increase your students’ reading and writing skills, and expose them to a variety of types of literature including stories, poems, persuasive and informational texts.


There are two formats of bell ringers included:

Print Version - The print version is a skills review printable and not intended for digital use. It includes an optional, complete writing component and takes on more of a spiral review feel when used in this way. Not editable.

Digital Version - The digital version is a skills review daily bell ringer presented in Google Slides and/or PowerPoint. This format is a quick, daily bell ringer without a complete writing component.

Each Month You'll Get:

  • Three weeks of daily bell ringers
  • Answer keys for daily bell ringers
  • Three writing prompts or journal topics
  • Monthly Skills test and answer key (Google Forms quiz)
  • Three writer's workshop revising and editing checklists *print version
  • Rubrics for all writing prompts in two different formats *print version
  • Blank composition lined writing paper *print version

Also included:

Teacher Instructions for Use and Set-Up

Teacher Recommended Grading Procedures

Grading Suggestions At a Glance

Skills Table of Contents for easy reference

BONUS resources: The Ultimate Word List for Writers and popular English Cheat Sheet

Ideas for alternative uses for Take Ten Bell Ringers

~Online or distance learning packets

~Exit Tickets at the end of the class period

~Learning centers for comprehension and writing

~Homework for extra practice and support

~Partner or small group work for the daily assignments

~Remediation and tutoring groups

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