The News Update Bell Ringer Activity

The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
The News Update Bell Ringer Activity
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A perfect ongoing bell ringer activity for high school students. Automate the start of each class period, and watch your students learn.

I started doing “The News Update” bell ringer activity for several reasons:
• I dreaded preparing a bell ringer activity for each class period every day. This activity puts that responsibility on the students.
• I wanted my students to know what is going on in the world. This activity opens a window to the world of your discipline that too often only exists outside of the classroom.
• I wanted my students reading more. This activity provides an opportunity for students to read articles, blogs, and other texts that will enrich their learning experience.
• I wanted to help my students improve their communication skills. This activity gives them practice summarizing information and orally presenting it to an audience of their peers.

Students are assigned a presentation date and a current event article related to your course topic. When the late bell for class rings, the presenting student will walk to the front and begin her presentation.

Not only will your students learn more about your course content area and hone their reading, summarizing, and presentation skills, but you won't need to plan bell ringer activities anymore!

Just imagine how impressive it will be to administrators and fellow teachers that your students start class, not you!

This product includes:
- A comprehensive teacher's guide (including instructions on how to set up and start using this bell ringer activity and what to do about students who forget to prepare or are absent; 3 pages)
- An editable student handout template explaining the assignment requirements (Word file, 1 page)
- Suggested source websites for every content area (including Art, English, Foreign Languages, Health, Math, Science, and Social Studies; 1 page)
- Scoring Guide Checklist (1 page; 2 checklists per page)
- Student schedule template (1 Excel file)

I hope this product proves to be a valuable educational experience for your students!

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The Article of the Week Reading Assignment.

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Copyright © Kevin Wahlmark. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.
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