This is a collection of twenty bell work assignments that analyze Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. A chart is also included that lists the common core standards addressed by each one, and an answer key is included.
Each "bell ringer" contains five questions--I find that number gives me enough time to take roll and other housekeeping chores but doesn't take too much class time. The questions use sentences from the book as a model and encourage young writers to mimic his sentence structure. The bell work file is a Microsoft Word document so you can create a format that works best for your class.
You can view all of the standards addressed in the preview file, but here are a few of the topics covered more than once: correcting run-on sentences; punctuating dialogue; word choice; punctuating words like yes, no, and names in sentences; writing compound sentences; and analyzing similes.
I enjoy teaching grammar in context and showing my students what professional writers use, and I see the most improvement in their writing when I use this method. The preview file shows the entire Common Core chart and one sample bell ringer with its answers.
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