TAKE 5! FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
180 Bell-Ringers That Build Critical-Thinking Skills
By Kaye Hagler. Transform the often chaotic first five minutes of the language arts class into engaging opportunities for practicing critical thinking skills. These diverse and ready-to-use bell-ringers—more than enough to extend through the entire school year—support standard-based lessons, foster collaborative learning, and tap into creativity while freeing valuable time for managing classroom details. Motivated by such captivating prompts as inventing secret codes, concocting potions, and rewriting history, students will start every day with a burst of critical thinking and fun, enthusiastically exercising their mental muscles and sharpening their language arts skills. The activities all include corresponding Common Core standards, supply lists, language arts links, teacher tips, and assessment options. Grades 6–12. Appendixes. Bibliography. 8" x 10½". Maupin. 211 pages. ©2012.
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