Grammar Bell Ringers and Warm Ups With Mentor Sentences For High Schoolers

Grade Levels
9th - 11th
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These bell ringers and warm-ups for high school students have a grammar focus that leads your students to become better writers; these bite-sized practices include mentor sentence observations, practice with sentence frames, story starters, and more! Guide your students toward understanding grammar concepts and improving their writing and fluency with these engaging bell ringer activities.

Use mentor sentences to showcase what great writers do, then work on a specific skill each day--in under 10 minutes. These bell ringers will engage your students as they learn/review concepts like strong nouns, adjectives, adverbs, punctuation, clauses, imagery, onomatopoeia, repetition, and more.

These bell ringers are scaffolded so that students have the framework they need for mastery. They also allow for differentiation as challenges are provided for students who finish quickly.

Say goodbye to boring bell ringers forever! Research shows that "fix the error" bell ringers don't work! Instead, focus on writing and fluency to improve grammar skills by using BETTER bell ringers.

Want to know more about how sentences can improve students' understanding of grammar and writing? Read about it here!

Interested in a complete grammar plan that is almost no prep for you? Check it out here!

Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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