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BR—1                        16 August 2011                 Parts of Speech

Write a word beside the name of each “Part of Speech” below that could serve as that “Part of Speech,” when used in a sentence. Do not use the same examples provided in your agendas, page 134. If you are uncertain, write a question mark beside the name of each part of speech:

Noun:________________                       

Conjunction:___________ 

Verb:_________________                      

Adjective:_____________

Pronoun:______________                      

Preposition:____________

Interjection:____________                   

Adverb:________________        

Article:________________

 

(Do not start a new page for each Bell-Ringer. Simply draw a line across the page to divide one Bell-Ringer from another. Remember to write in the Bell-Ringer  number and the date for each.)

 

BR--2                       17 August 2011                  Parts of Speech

Write sentences until you have correctly used all nine parts of speech. Underline each of these words. Write the name of each part of speech for each word underlined. (Write this above each underlined word in the sentence(s).) These may be random sentences. They need not be in a paragraph.      

 

BR--3                   Five-Paragraph Diagram                     20 August 2011

Locate each of the following on the diagram that you copied from the website as part of your homework assignment:

Thesis—A statement summarizing the writer’s conclusion about the topic

Topic—The "narrowed-down" subject of the paper

*Topic Sentence—The first sentence in each body paragraph naming the topic of the paragraph

Transition Device—A word or phrase in each of the topic sentences connecting the paragraph to what precedes it

*Supporting Sentence—The details in a body paragraph that support the topic sentence

*Clincher Sentence—The concluding sentence of each body paragraph, gives closure and hints at transition

Echo of Thesis—A reference (not a restatement) of the thesis; the first sentence in a concluding paragraph

Hook—A sentence creating a question or need in the reader’s mind, to be answered by the thesis

Body Paragraphs--The paragraphs covering the Roman numerals on your outline 

 

  BR—4        Anglo—Saxon  Introduction               26 August 2011

Write out the five groups of invaders of the British Isles, in the order of their arrival. Next to each invader, write one thing you remember about that group from the textbook (pages 2—17).           

   

BR—5     Review of Vocab Words   1 September 2011

Write a list of all ten vocabulary words in Unit 2, from memory. Check the words for correct spelling.

 

 

BR—6                 Sentence Structure                      6 September 2011

Write each of the following sentences in your notebook.  Label each as being either correctly formed (C), comma-splice (CS), other run-on (R), or fragment (F).  Then, rewrite each incorrect sentence in a correct form. You may invent words, as necessary, to complete the sentences.

     1.   Although John received a gold medal in the 220-meter run.

     2.  However, John lost the next event.

     3.  John is a great athlete and he is continually improving.

     4.  When the bell rings you may go to your next class.

     5.  I made a great grade on the Anglo-Saxon test, I studied.

     6. The grammar quiz will not be difficult it will seem easy, if you study.

  

 

BR--7                     Mangled Prose                           12 September 2011

Please write the following sentences as they appear, and then rewrite them with corrections:

True hero's have: courage, love and they are intelligent. A person will know they are a hero when they have these qualities, you can't be one without them!

 

 BR--8                  Vocabulary 7 and Grammar                      16 November 2011

Write a sentence containing two vocabulary words and an adjective subordinate clause or an adverb subordinate clause.

 

 

BR--9              Editing Essays                  6 December 2012

    Copy each of the following sentences just as they appear, and then correct them for grammar and MLA format.

 

         Matthews said in his book The Politics of Health Care I don't foresee the time when we can find a consensus on this issue. The debate will never end. Health Care Reform in America quotes that the Democrats will not get their current Senate proposal signed into law (Health Care Reform in America). In my opinion, it will not pass.

 

    Works Cited Entries:

    Matthews, Frank. The Politics of Health Care. New York: Baker Pub. Co., 2010. Print.

      "Health Care Reform in America." Journal of Politics. 22.3 (2009): 50-64. Print.

 

 

BR-10             Mangled Prose            9 January 2010

Rewrite the following so that it is in grammatically correct (parallel) form:

Childhood obesity is preventable, adopt healthier lunchroom menus and remove soft-drink and candy machines from schools.

        

 

Please disregard the following Bell-Ringers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BR--4                  Parts of Speech                 30 August 2010

 

Write complete sentences until you have used all nine parts of speech and three

vocabulary words from unit one. Underline the parts of speech and the vocabulary

words, and label the parts of speech. 

 

BR--5              Review of Anglo-Saxon Introduction              17 September 2010

Without looking at your notes, see if you can make a list of the five invaders of the British Isles in the order of their arrival. Next, try to articulate (write) two things beside the name of each invader group that are distinctive about that group.

 

BR--6           Clause Patterns                     15 October 2010

Looking at your clause pattern handouts, please number your Bell-Ringer page from one to four, and next to each number write a sentence of your own that contains the pattern for that number. Please compose the sentences yourself, and do not use the same words in the examples.

 

BR--7             Outlines                22 October 2010

 

Recall the "Three Principles of Good Outlines," and write these in the space you  allotted for this Bell-Ringer. Now add the three Roman numerals for your major section headings, and write out the headings. Make certain that these reflect one of the three patterns for a C&C essay that we discussed in class.

 

  

Br—8               The  Canterbury Tales and Commas                           25 October 2010

Write each of the following sentences. Then go back and decide whether each is true or false. If true, then write “True” beside the number. If false, then write “false” beside the number of that question, and below the question explain the reason the statement is false. Also, each sentence contains a comma error. Locate the error and correct it.

1.     Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the first professional poets and he struggled to make a living at it.

2.     The narrator of the general prologue presumably Chaucer is the Host who accompanies the pilgrims on their pilgrimage.

3.     The Woman of Bath is a slim delicate woman.

4.     As one might have expected Chaucer used iambic pentameter in writing The Canterbury Tales.

 

  

BR—9                 Sentence Structure                      1 November 2010

Write each of the following sentences in your notebook.  Label each as being either correctly formed (C), comma-splice (CS), other run-on (R), or fragment (F).  Then, rewrite each incorrect sentence in a correct  form. You may invent words, as necessary,  to complete the sentences.

     1.   Although John received a gold medal in the 220-meter run.

     2.  However, John lost the next event.

     3.  John is a great athlete and he is continually improving.

     4.  When the bell rings you may go to your next class.

     5.  I made a great grade on the Anglo-Saxon test, I studied.

     6. The grammar quiz will not be difficult it will seem easy, if you study.

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Bell Ringer 10             GGK, Part 3 Questions              10 November 2010

1.     How is the symbol on the front of Gawain’s shield related to what happens in this part of the story?

2.     List the three things the Lord of the Castle gives to Gawain on the three days he hunts.

3.     What does Gawain give to the Lord of the Castle in return?

4.     What does the Lady of the Castle attempt to do?

5.     Does Gawain pass or fail this part of his test? In what way does he pass or fail?

  

BR—11                  Clause Identification                      15 November 2010

Number on your page from 1 to 4, and beside each number, indentify each of the following sentences as containing one of the following: comma splice, adjective clause, adverb clause or noun clause.

     1.    Sir Gawain stepped into Arthur’s place in answering the Green Knight’s challenge, he was bound by his own honor to do so.

     2.    Sir Gawain stepped into Arthur’s place because he was bound by his own honor to do so.

     3.    Sir Gawain, who was bound by his own honor, stepped into King Arthur’s place.

     4.    Sir Gawain knew he was bound by his own honor.

 

Br—12      Vocabulary Words and Phrases    17 November 2010

Supply the missing vocabulary words and identify the underlined phrases or clauses. Simply number from 1 through 5 on your Bell-Ringer page, and write the correct answers following the numbers.

1.     The sunburned, irritated, somewhat intoxicated race fans all had _______________ temperaments as they began to leave the race track. As a result, several fights broke out, and several arrests were made.

2.     The disastrous earthquake _______________ed the economy of the small country.

3.     To boast that Clay-Chalkville will win the game Friday is to ___________ the true situation: Hoover is the best team in the state.

4.     Reading books is beneficial for college readiness. Watching too much television is __________.

5.     The thief’s clever ____________ was no match for the detective. He solved the case through a/an personal ______________, which he had while he was thinking about the evidence.

 

 BR--13          Revising and Editing Essays               4 January 2011

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BR--14               Vocabulary Synonymns

 

Vocabulary Unit 8 Synonyms:

Write the corresponding vocabulary word beside each synonym below:

1.     Insert or extend

2.     Trustworthy

3.     Endow

4.     Verbose

5.     Concealed

6.     Terminology/ Glossary

7.     Impart

8.     Worthless

9.     Foundation

10. Indisputable

 

BR--15                              Persuasive Essay Corrections                                19 January 2011

 

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BR—16              TTC Questions, Book 1, Chapter 2         14 April 2011       

Using the class-set novels, answer the following questions:

1.  Who is the messenger, and what message does he bring to Jarvis Lorry?

2.  What is Jarvis Lorry’s reply?

3.  Does the messenger understand the reply? Explain your answer.

 

  

BR-17                  TTC Chapter 6, Book I                     25 April 2011

Write in your Bell-Ringer section answers to the following questions:

1.    What is

Doctor Manette’s reply when he is asked for his name?

Doctor Manette’s response to Lucy’s hair?

 

2.    What does each of the above allow us to understand about Doctor Manette’s experience in the Bastille and his feelings for his wife and daughter?

3.    How does each of the above make you feel?

 

 

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BR--3              20 August 2009               Vocabulary Words and Image Associations

Make a list of the vocabulary words for Unit 1. Beside each word write a description of a visual image that you could associate with that word. Try to draw a picture of that image or symbol. I encourage you to pair up and work with a classmate in completing this Bell-Ringer activity.

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BR—4                        24 August 2009                 Editing Essays

Using your essay draft, locate three grammar errors. Write the sentence(s) containing the errors on your Bell-Ringer sheet. Correct the errors after you write them by marking through the error and then writing the correction(s). If you have difficulty locating any errors, consider asking a classmate to help, or call me to help you. Use your “Editing Error Hall of Fame” checklists to aid your search.

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BR--5                        27 August 2009                    Beowulf Questions

1. Where did Grendel come from? What are his origins? Why does he hate Hrothgar?

   2.  How does Hrothgar respond to Grendel’s continual attacks?

   3. How is Beowulf received?

   4. What goes on between Beowulf and Unferth? What is the context of the story Unferth tells about Beowulf and Brecca? What are the highlights of that story? What does Beowulf say to Unferth in response to Unferth’s telling of the story?

   5. What happens at the first meeting of Beowulf and Grendel?

   6. What happens in the fight between Grendel’s mother and Beowulf?

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    BR—6        Sentence Patterns              30 August 2009

1.    Write these sentences:

I love grammar.  It is so cool! Grammar rocks!  It is a hoot.  Grammar has been

demeaned without justification.

2.     Label the following parts of the sentences with the letters in parentheses:

Transitive Verb (TV)

Intransitive Verb  (IV)

Linking Verb  (LV)

Passive Voice Verb  (PV)

Predicate Adjective  (PA)

Direct Object  (DO)

Predicate Nominative  (PN)

3.    Use your notes or your handout as a guide.

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BR—7                  Sentence Structure                     1 September 2009

Write the following sentences and underline the subject and verb in each. Write the letters S and V over the corresponding words. Identify each clause pattern with a number, 1--4.

1.    Jonathan worked hard.

     2.    In zero period,  JoAnn got help with math.

     3.    Zach is a senior.

     4.    Rachael was seen at the game.

     5.     Study hard!

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BR—8                 Sentence Structure                      3 September 2009

Write each of the following sentences in your notebook.  Label each as being either correctly formed (C), comma-splice (CS), other run-on (R), or fragment (F).  Then, rewrite each incorrect sentence in a correct  form. You may invent words, as necessary,  to complete the sentences.

     1.   Although John received a gold medal in the 220-meter run.

     2.  However, John lost the next event.

     3.  John is a great athlete and he is continually improving.

     4.  When the bell rings, you may go to your next class.

     5.  I made a great grade on the Anglo-Saxon test, I studied.

     6. The grammar quiz will not be difficult it will seem easy, if you study

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BR—9                Editing for Grammar            8 September 2009

Write the following sentences as they appear below, and then correct them for grammar errors by rewriting the sentences or writing in the changes. Assume they would appear in a personal essay, such as the one you recently wrote.

In facing my greatest challenge my coach told me to get tuff he said  push yourself a lot further then I have. It was where I had to step up I gave more effort and practice a lot harder and it paid off, we won the game. Don’t quit, you can be a winner.

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BR—10                 Editing Essays                     9 September 2009

Write the following sentences as they appear below. Then, correct the sentences or make

notes below each explaining what is wrong with the sentence. Each sentence may contain several grammatical errors, or the meaning may be unclearly expressed.

 1.   In being a hero it is important to contain courageousness and bravery.

    2.   If anyone leaves their family they will be a coward.

    3.   The reason why a hero should protect there family is because it is what hero’s do they put

               their life on the line.

   

      BR--11           Mangled Prose               16 September 2009

      Write each of the following sentences as it appears below.

   Then, correct the sentence for grammatical errors. 

   1.  A hero is a person that has courage.

    2. Hero's also contain a lot of leadership.

   3. He is the fireman whom runs in a building.

   4.  Hero's are willing to give their life.  

          

    BR--12          More Mangled Prose           17 September 2009

    1.  The word hero is often misused.

    2.   People shouldn't just thank of his or herself.

    3.   On Sept. 11, a hero was born, it is the fireman that layed it all

             on the line.

     4.   A hero posses courageousness, strong and loves people.

     

Br--13             Even More Mangled Prose              September 2009

Write the following sentences, and add commas and semi-colons as necessary:

                                  1.   Before the game the team left its bus and went to the field-house.

                           2.    A strong  violent  thunderstorm came in but the game continued.

                           3.   The crowd however left.

                           4.  The game ended although no one witnessed the team's victory.

    BR--14                     Vocabulary                        24 September 2009

          Make up three setences, each using a vocabulary word. Compose each of these sentences in such a way that the sentence reveals the definition of the vocabulary word used.  Make up a fourth sentence in which you use two of the vocabulary words. 

     

      BR—15                         Commas and Semicolons                2 October 2009

     See if you can put them into the following sentences where they belong:

 

     1.  The Bucs won last week however this game could be difficult.

     2.   The other team however is not perfect and could be defeated.

     3.   Gomer who is a great student graduated first in his class.

     4.   Joan bought a new dress but Misty bought a used chainsaw.

     5.   Leroy is a dedicated intelligent student who won the state fiddling championship.

    

         BR--16                              Commas                                 5 October 2009

      1.   That story is in the literature book which each student should have.

       2.   As you may know prose poetry and drama are all genres of literature.

       3.   Rebecca wore a red dress a gold necklace and paratrooper boots to the prom.

       4.   Before the game John studied algebra and practiced juggling.

 

     Br--17                                  Commas                                     6 October 2009

       How could a comma (and/or other punctuation) alter the meaning of these sentences?

            1.   A woman without her man is nothing.

            2.   A panda eats shoots and leaves.

            3.   Lenora walked on her head, a little higher than usual.

            4.  The driver managed to escape from the vehicle before it sank and swam to the river bank.

            5. The convict said the judge is mad.

   

      BR--18                   Commas, Semicolons and Parallel Structure        21 October 2009

     1.  Compose a sentence (or sentences) that correctly use(s) commas according to at least three different

            rules on your "Comma Usage Handout."

      2.  Compose a sentence that correctly uses a semicolon.

      3.  Compose a sentence that correctly employs parallel structure. 

      4.  Write a complex sentence.

 

    BR--19                       Venn Diagram for Comparison and Contrast of Characters         28 October 2009

     Draw and fill in a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two characters you selected for your essay.

 

    BR--20                        Avoid Floating Quotations                             18 November 2009

        On your paper number from 1--3. Beside each number write a short explanation of what the problem(s) is(are) 

   with each of the following sentences.

      1.  John quotes, "Beowulf is an unrealistic character" (Smith).

      2.  Some critics have found the character Beowulf to be a typical epic hero. "Beowulf is an unrealistic character" (Smith).

      3.   When he says, "Beowulf is an unrealistic character" (Smith).

 

     BR--21       Vocabulary Review and Sentence Structure           14 January 2010

      Compose sentences using vocabulary words as a predicate adjective, as a direct object and as an adjective    modifying a subject and a direct object.  

       

        BR--22              Editing Essays                  23 February 2010

    Copy each of the following sentences just as they appear, and then correct them for grammar and MLA format.

         Matthews said in his book The Politics of Health Care I don't foresee the time when we can find a consensus on this issue. The debate will never end. Health Care Reform in America quotes that the Democrats will not get their current Senate proposal signed into law (Health Care Reform in America). In my opinion, it will not pass.

    Works Cited Entries:

    Matthews, Frank. The Politics of Health Care. New York: Baker Pub. Co., 2010. Print.

      "Health Care Reform in America." Journal of Politics. 22.3 (2009): 50-64. Print.        

 

           [What follows is to be revised.]

    

 

      BR--                   Grammar                        200

    Correct the following sentence:

    Comparing and contrasting Gawain and Chuck Norris they contain many similarities and differences.

    BR--                   Literary Devices                   

     Find examples of the use of four devices of poetry (from your handouts) in the poem. Write the line number(s) and the names of the devices.

   

 

   

 

 

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