Warm-Ups and Bellringers are a great way to get your students in their seats on time. They also provide norms and a mode of getting students focused for the day.
My warm-up/bellringer consists of having students copy the daily objective as well as completing a formative assessment in the form of a question or task; to assure they met the previous day's objective. It is vital to measure student achievement of daily objectives. One way to assure this is to have students keep a record of the daily objectives as well as provide them with a quick daily formatve assessment. This will help you determine where a reteach is necessary and when students can move on to the next objective.
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