Bell Ringer # 1 - Simpson County Schools


August 16, 2012

Which Element of Literature is not identified in the

Flocabulary rap?

August 17, 2012

Define Anachronism.

 something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.

August 20, 2012

Introducing Randolph Caldecott (1938 –

2012) #1 picture book for children

British artist and illustrator

Introducing John Newbery (1922-2012)

#1 book for young adults

Father of Children’s Literature

Owned a publishing house in the 1700’s, and he worked to improve children’s literature

August 21, 2012

Irony - an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

August 22, 2012

Compare and Contrast “Dragon,

Dragon” to either “Cinderella” or “The

Three Bears” using the Top Hat Graphic


Example of the Organizer is on the board.

DO THIS SILENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 23, 2012

Rebus – A piece of writing combining both pictures and words.

August 23, 2012

The witness began to PREVARICATE under oath. He hesitated instead of answering right away.

a. Pause b. Continue c. Survive d. Sustain







Opening - In English class, we recently read a short story, “Dragon, Dragon.” We also have learned that every short story and novel contain five main Elements of Literature: setting, character, plot, point of view, and theme, and each of these can be applied to

“Dragon, Dragon.”




Point of view

Closing – Theme . . . What is the lesson that you have learned?

August 31, 2012

Correct the homophones in the sentences.

I went too the stadium two get tickets four the baseball game. While I was there, the pitcher through the ball threw my car window.

Read your A.R. Book AT A

VOICE LEVEL ZERO until class begins . . . If you do, I have a treat for you! 

September 11, 2012

Discuss the setting of Tuck Everlasting.

If you can say it, you can write it!

*Reflect upon the four sentence types for variety of application in verbal and written language.

Declarative …. declare.

Mrs. Link and I are very proud of all of our students for their hard work.

Interrogative …. interrogate?

Are you enjoying your first year at Franklin-Simpson

Middle School?

Exclamatory …. exclaim! (shows emotion)

I can’t wait for the parade on Friday!!!

Imperative …. necessary/command (! or .)

Take out the trash. …. TAKE OUT THE TRASH!

*Find 3 examples of each sentence type in the passage.

*Write each sentence using correct punctuation, and label the correct sentence type.

Gallows - A

gallows is a frame, typically wooden, used for execution by hanging, or by means to torture before execution.

September 12, 2012