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 Organizer.

 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.” Setting Character Plot 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