ENGLISH BELL RINGERS: VOLUME 1
English Bell Ringers Vol 1: These English bell ringers / warm ups are one of the top 100 best-selling resources in my store.
Have your students in their seat when the bell rings! Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these engaging daily bell ringer routines! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging bell ringer activity! All you have to do is choose the day of the week for each bell ringer, and your planning is complete. Please Note: The videos in this resources require the use of YouTube.
TEACHER FEEDBACK ON THESE BELL-RINGERS
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♥ I cannot say enough wonderful things about this product!!! I have now used this product every day for an entire school year. This quickly became my favorite part of the day with my students and they felt the same!!!! We would have wonderful discussions about the various topics and they produced quality journal responses because they were engaged! Hands-down my favorite TPT purchase to date!!!
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♥ HANDS DOWN THE BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT! The kids adore it! They are so excited to see what the next day will bring. They get to class early so that they can discuss the prompts. The video prompts are my favorite. They all are things that really are meaningful to the kids. I've had several kids really open up after watching them. I wish there were more!
INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE
WEEKLY STUDENT HANDOUTS
Each of the 40 weeks has a folder that includes a Powerpoint with each of the slides organized by day as well as a weekly student handout. Pass the weekly sheet on Monday, and students use it to complete the bell ringers for that week!
MONDAY: LITERARY TERM OF THE WEEK
Start your week off with a Literary Term Of The Week. This product teaches students 76 different literary terms through the use of modern examples (music lyrics, TV, movies, novels, celebrities, images etc). It also includes lots of video clips that will engage your students (YouTube required). At the beginning of each week, introduce a new term to your students with the presentation. Have a discussion about the video clip, images connected to that literary term etc. Then have students write the definition and examples in the provided booklet. Put the "Literary Term Of The Week" poster up on a bulletin board (or wall) and place the literary term for that week definition underneath (posters for all terms also included). Students will find examples in the week of that term and post them underneath!
TUESDAY: DISCUSSION OF THE WEEK
Use the next day to engage yours students in meaningful discussion! This product includes 40 discussion cards of “Ethical Dilemmas”. You can discuss the prompt as a whole class, or break students into small groups to discuss and report their discussion back to the whole group. This is a great tool to encourage friendly debate. Please Note: Some of the prompts may be mature for early middle school students.
WEDNESDAY: QUOTE OF THE WEEK
On the next day you can introduce one of the 40 inspirational quotes to your students, and add one of the beautiful ready-made posters to your classroom wall! You can discuss the quote as a class and your students can choose from three mini assignments to complete about the quote. The assignments include:
→ What do YOU think (includes higher-order questions that require inferencing and application)
→ Advice (allows for characterization of a person not following the quotation's advice)
→ Compare (allows for compare and contrast of a person who follows the advice, and someone who does not)
THURSDAY: VIDEO JOURNAL OF THE WEEK
On the following day, get your students' attention every with these 40 engaging video writing prompts! The videos and prompts are modern and relevant to the 21st Century student. Also included is a response sheet and a rubric for easy marking.
End the week off with silent reading, sharing the week's work, or a recap!
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