English/Language Arts Bell Ringers and Warm-ups This is an eighteen week collection of Common Core skills based classroom openers. They are centered around the skills dictated for 9th and 10th grade. Each day, Monday through Thursday, students have 5 skills based activities to complete. The same skills are practiced each day of the week. The skills include vocabulary; parallelism; wordiness; connotation; rhetoric; use of commas, colons, and semicolons; and sentence construction. These can be projected on a whiteboard and discussed as a whole class or presented individually via notebook.