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Bellringers

BellRingers

Answer the following questions on notebook paper.

Keep these in your notebook.


Bellringers

Plot

Rachel was the star of her school track team. She had set the school record in the 400-meter hurdle. A month before a track meet against a rival school, Rachel twisted her ankle jumping over a hurdle. She would have to walk with crutches so it would heal. Rachel returned to the track a month later.

Which sentence in the story states the conflict?

HINT: The conflict is a problem a character faces.


Bellringers

Plot

Rachel was the star of her school track team. She had set the school record in the 400-meter hurdle. A month before a track meet against a rival school, Rachel twisted her ankle jumping over a hurdle. She would have to walk with crutches so it would heal. Rachel returned to the track a month later.

Which sentence in the story states the conflict?

HINT: The conflict is a problem a character faces.


Point of view

Point of View

My sister, Kayla, is a really talented pianist. My brother, Mark, on the other hand, has no musical ambitions. He wants to play in the NFL one day. I want to be the astronaut. “Lucas,” he tells me, “aren’t you scared to fly up into space?” My mother smiles when she hears that. “Lucas is fearless,” she says.

This story is told from which character’s point of view? How can you tell?

HINT: The reader sees the other characters through this character’s eyes.


Point of view1

Point of View

My sister, Kayla, is a really talented pianist. My brother, Mark, on the other hand, has no musical ambitions. He wants to play in the NFL one day. I want to be the astronaut. “Lucas,” he tells me, “aren’t you scared to fly up into space?” My mother smiles when she hears that. “Lucas is fearless,” she says.

This story is told from which character’s point of view? How can you tell?

HINT: The reader sees the other characters through this character’s eyes.


Theme

Theme

Chris checked the list outside Coach Wilson’s office. His heart sank when he saw that he had not made the basketball team. After that day, Chris played basketball nearly every day, working on his shooting and dribbling skills. The following year, he tried out again. This time his name was on the list.

What is the theme of this story?

HINT: Think about what Chris does after he fails to make the team.


Theme1

Theme

Chris checked the list outside Coach Wilson’s office. His heart sank when he saw that he had not made the basketball team. After that day, Chris played basketball nearly every day, working on his shooting and dribbling skills. The following year, he tried out again. This time his name was on the list.

What is the theme of this story?

Work hard to achieve your goals; With hard work, you can achieve your goals; Never give up


Theme2

Theme

I know a funny little man,

As quiet as a mouse,

Who does the mischief that is done

In everybody’s house!

And yet we all agree

That every plate we break was cracked

By Mr. Nobody

‘Tis he who always tears our books,

Who leaves the door ajar

He pulls the buttons from our shirts,

And scatters pins afar;

That squeaking door will always squeak,

For, pray thee, don’t you see,

We leave the oiling to be done

By Mr. Nobody

  • What is the theme of the poem?

  • No one wants to take responsibility for mistakes

  • No one ever sees Mr. Nobody

  • Don’t take the blame for others.

  • Nobody is perfect

  • Which line from the poem BEST supports this theme?

  • “As quiet as a mouse”

  • “I know a funny little man”

  • “There’s no one who’s ever seen his face”

  • “ ‘Tis he who always tears our books”


Theme3

Theme

I know a funny little man,

As quiet as a mouse,

Who does the mischief that is done

In everybody’s house!

And yet we all agree

That every plate we break was cracked

By Mr. Nobody

‘Tis he who always tears our books,

Who leaves the door ajar

He pulls the buttons from our shirts,

And scatters pins afar;

That squeaking door will always squeak,

For, pray thee, don’t you see,

We leave the oiling to be done

By Mr. Nobody

  • What is the theme of the poem?

  • No one wants to take responsibility for mistakes

  • No one ever sees Mr. Nobody

  • Don’t take the blame for others.

  • Nobody is perfect

  • Which line from the poem BEST supports this theme?

  • “As quiet as a mouse”

  • “I know a funny little man”

  • “There’s no one who’s ever seen his face”

  • “ ‘Tis he who always tears our books”


Rhyme scheme

Rhyme Scheme

I know a funny little man,

As quiet as a mouse,

Who does the mischief that is done

In everybody’s house!

And yet we all agree

That every plate we break was cracked

By Mr. Nobody

‘Tis he who always tears our books,

Who leaves the door ajar

He pulls the buttons from our shirts,

And scatters pins afar;

That squeaking door will always squeak,

For, pray thee, don’t you see,

We leave the oiling to be done

By Mr. Nobody

  • What is the Rhyme Scheme of the 1st Stanza?

  • ABCBCBA

  • ABCBDEF

  • ABBBCDA

  • Which is the best definition for the word ajar?

  • closed

  • open

  • broken


Figurative language

Figurative Language

The first thing I do when I wake up is open the window and look outside. I love how the sun greets me in the morning.

How is the sun described in sentence 2?

What type of figurative language is used?

HINT: Think about the action word greets in the sentence. Could the sun do this?


Figurative language1

Figurative Language

The first thing I do when I wake up is open the window and look outside. I love how the sun greets me in the morning.

How is the sun described in sentence 2?

What type of figurative language is used?

HINT: Think about the action word greets in the sentence. Could the sun do this?


Making inferences

Making Inferences

Ari sat against a coconut tree and tried not to panic. He had been walking for hours and not encountered another human being. There was only jungle, sand, and a limitless ocean. Suddenly, Ari leaped up and ran to the water’s edge, waving his arms frantically.

Why does Ari most likely run to the water’s edge and start waving?


Making inferences1

Making Inferences

Ari sat against a coconut tree and tried not to panic. He had been walking for hours and not encountered another human being. There was only jungle, sand, and a limitless ocean. Suddenly, Ari leaped up and ran to the water’s edge, waving his arms frantically.

Why does Ari most likely run to the water’s edge and start waving?


Author s point of view

Author’s Point of View

Today, many people skip breakfast. For example, dieters skip breakfast to save calories. However, studies show that eating a healthy breakfast helps you lose weight by boosting your metabolism and helping you burn more calories.

In one sentence, explain the author’s point of view regarding breakfast.

HINT: the author’s point of view is how he or she feels about the subject.


Author s point of view1

Author’s Point of View

Today, many people skip breakfast. For example, dieters skip breakfast to save calories. However, studies show that eating a healthy breakfast helps you lose weight by boosting your metabolism and helping you burn more calories.

In one sentence, explain the author’s point of view regarding breakfast.

HINT: the author’s point of view is how he or she feels about the subject.


Phrases and clauses

Phrases and Clauses

A phrase is a group of words

that contains a subject or a

predicate, but not both.

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate.

An independent clause can stand alone as a complete sentence.

A dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.

Read the following sentences. Write phrase, independent clause, or dependent clause next to each sentence.

  • Breathed in the delightful scent of the perfume.

  • Since Cathy did not want to stay indoors.

  • Christopher and his brother, Anthony.

  • One of the windows was damaged during the storm.

  • Because Ralph expected to get a higher grade on the test.

  • Staying hydrated in the 100-degree weather.

  • If Nathan can figure out how to put the bicycle together.

  • You can go ice skating with Isabel today.


Phrases and clauses1

Phrases and Clauses

A phrase is a group of words

that contains a subject or a

predicate, but not both.

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate.

An independent clause can stand alone as a complete sentence.

A dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. A subordinating conjunction is a word or phrase that introduces a dependent clause.

Read the following sentences. Write phrase, independent clause, or dependent clause next to each sentence.

  • Breathed in the delightful scent of the perfume. Phrase

  • Since Cathy did not want to stay indoors. Dependent

  • Christopher and his brother, Anthony. Phrase

  • One of the windows was damaged during the storm. Independent

  • Because Ralph expected to get a higher grade on the test. Dependent

  • Staying hydrated in the 100-degree weather. Phrase

    7. You can go ice skating with Isabel today. Independent


Connotation t he emotional weight a word carries or the set of associations implied by the word

ConnotationThe emotional weight a word carries, or the set of associations implied by the word.

The aardwolf is a member of the hyena family. Although it is similar in appearance to the hyena, the aardwolf is more of a runt. Also, it has weaker teeth and jaws than the hyena. The aardwolf is found primarily in eastern and southern Africa. Its diet consists of small animals and insects.

Choose a word from the paragraph that has a negative connotation.


Connotation t he emotional weight a word carries or the set of associations implied by the word1

ConnotationThe emotional weight a word carries, or the set of associations implied by the word.

The aardwolf is a member of the hyena family. Although it is similar in appearance to the hyena, the aardwolf is more of a runt. Also, it has weaker teeth and jaws than the hyena. The aardwolf is found primarily in eastern and southern Africa. Its diet consists of small animals and insects.

Choose a word from the paragraph that has a negative connotation. runt, weaker


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