Literally a Bell Ringer
Bell Ringer
Gerunds
S
Instructions
S Count off by two’s.
S Go to your designated side
S You will receive a personal number.
S Listen for your number to be called.
S If it is called, come up and prepare to answer a prompt, which will be
read and posted
S Ring the bell first before your opponent to answer the question.
(Five seconds to answer)
S If you fail to answer the question, your opponent may steal the
question.
S The side with the most points by the end of the bell ringer wins.
Create a sentence using
SLEEPING
as a
PREDICATE NOMINATIVE
The teacher was surprised to hear that the most frequent thing they do
is sleeping during recess.
Create a sentence using
LYING
as an
OBJECT OF THE PREPOSITION
The student was very embarrassed about lying.
Create a sentence using
JOKING
as a
SUBJECT
Joking is the best thing to do with close friends.
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
Because of the new rule, swimming after dinner was highly
improbable.
Subject
Create a sentence using
CRYING
as a
PREDICATE NOMINATIVE
The baby’s constant skills was really just crying.
Gerund or Verb?
If Gerund, identify its function.
No half points
We did not notice that the people were living right below us.
Verb
Create a sentence using
SLEEPING
as a
PREDICATE NOMINATIVE
The young man’s best skill was sleeping anywhere.
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
The student aced the test by concentrating heavily on her skills.
Object of the preposition
Create a sentence using
JOKING
as a
DIRECT OBJECT
She enjoys joking with friends.
Create a sentence using
CRYING
as a
SUBJECT
Crying seems to be our son’s best skill.
Create a sentence using
WAITING
as a
VERB
We were waiting for the concert to begin.
Create a sentence using
JOGGING
as a
PREDICATE NOMINATIVE
One of the most difficulty exercises for my grandfather is jogging.
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
Rolling around in the mud made both of our parents angry.
Subject
Create a sentence using
CRYING
as a
PREDICATE NOMINATIVE
The most satisfying thing to do when sad is crying.
Create a sentence using
PLAYING
as a
VERB
The teacher was playing a fun grammar game with his students.
Gerund or Verb?
If Gerund, identify its function.
No half points
Kenneth was driving way too fast on the expressway.
Verb
Create a sentence using
JOKING
as an
OBJECT OF THE PREPOSITION
The cook prefers making culinary art over joking with an audience.
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
Our teacher provided us with breathing exercises to help calm
our anxiety.
Object of the preposition
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
My sister’s top priority was caring for our grandmother when
she was sick.
Predicate Nominative
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
My students’ goal for this class is mostly passing assessments.
Predicate Nominative
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
Leslie and Jonas use sighing as a sign of sadness.
Direct Object
Create a sentence using
CRYING
as a
DIRECT OBJECT
Our aunt could not stand the crying from our child.
Gerund or Verb?
If Gerund, identify its function.
No half points
The taxi driver does not want any sleeping in the car.
Direct Object
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
The student aced the test by concentrating heavily on her skills.
Object of the Preposition
Gerund or Verb?
If Gerund, identify its function.
No half points
Let’s make sure that we are constantly giving people our
attention when they talk to us.
Verb
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
We were so excited to see that the baby was waking up from a
long nap.
Verb
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
“Killing Me Softly” is one of my favorite songs.
Subject
IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION
OF THE GERUND
One of the hardest things is waking up early in the morning.
Predicate Nominative
Gerund or Verb?
If Gerund, identify its function.
No half points
The lawyer is presenting his case as we speak.
Verb