Yearbook Journalism Bell Ringers for 100 Days, Volume 2

Julie Faulkner
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Higher Education
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Inevitably, your journalism students come to yearbook or newspaper class distracted – thinking about emails and texts they have to answer, tasks they have to complete, friend issues, and the game after school. If you want your group’s full attention, warm up with a bell ringer - a mental exercise that’s both enjoyable and calls on as much of your students’ brainpower as possible. These no prep, highly engaging class starters, designed specifically for yearbook, take just a few minutes but will be very powerful in building crucial skills throughout the year and getting class started on the right foot.

Student Experience: On Mondays, students will quick write about and discuss motivational quotes. On Tuesday, students will problem solve difficult situations from real-life journalistic situations. On Wednesdays, students will discern if a photo is well-crafted or not. On Thursdays, students will think critically to solve puzzles. On Fridays, students will correct a sentence with grammar, usage, and mechanics errors. Students can complete the tasks on their own paper as you project them from the screen, in the traditional student workbooks, or digitally via Google with the e-workbooks.

Included: The second round of 20 activities for each day of the week – That equals 100 days worth of mini lessons!

- Motivational Monday with quotes

- Tough Situations Tuesday for real-life problem solving

- Evaluating Images on Wednesday

- Thinking Thursday Brain Teasers

- Fix it Friday for Grammar Corrections

- Three formats: projectable PPT, traditional student workbook, digital e-workbook for Google

- Answers for puzzles and grammar and suggested answers where applicable for answers that vary

- 100% editable AND a beautiful design

Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:

♥ “I LOVE these!!! I loved it though last year and my kids said they learned a lot from it :) Thanks!!”

♥ “I purchased these for our yearbook sponsor/teacher, and she loves them. She has never really had anything so helpful to her students. Thanks for thinking of sharing activities beyond ELA.”

♥ “Working with HS SSN students, it is often hard to keep their attention during class. I have started using Bell Ringers and the class involvement has doubled.”

♥ “The activities made my students think, but they loved it!”

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Terms of Use: Created by Julie Faulkner, created 2015 - updated 2019

Please, one classroom use only. Additional licenses are sold at checkout. This license is nontransferable. Not eligible for online environments unless password protected. Posting openly online is prohibited. No part of this resource can be used for commercial purposes, altered, or resold. This work is my original work, and taking portions of it to create something else for resale is prohibited. Original Cover Photography by Julie Faulkner

Total Pages
200 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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