BELL RINGERS Mrs. Bryant
Literature Bell Ringers SECOND NINE WEEKS
LBR #1 A HINK PINK is a pair of rhyming words that matches a silly definition. (Example: vehicle for moving quacking animals = duck truck) See if you can figure out the ones below. • Indigo church seat: • Change sewing pattern: • Wet postage: • Village jester: • Footwear Cube:
LBR #2 Preposition + Modifiers + Object of Preposition = Prepositional Phrase Come up with your own prepositional phrases using the prepositions given below. behind to through between by of beforeacross without among
LBR #3 A compound preposition is made up of two or more words. Come up with your own prepositional phrases using the compound prepositions given below. because of in spite of instead of as of in addition to according to
LBR #4 VOICE in grammar shows whether or not the subject is performing the action. ACTIVE VOICE: subject performs the action Volunteersused the phone to conduct interviews. PASSIVE VOICE: subject does not perform the action The phone was used by volunteers to conduct interviews.
LBR #5 Write each sentence below. Circle the subject and the verb, and then tell whether the sentence is active or passive voice. • Bob responded to the questionnaire. • The picture was painted by an exemplary artist. • Mom was asked to babysit the children. • Our neighbors are remodeling their home.
LBR #6 Convert the sentences below to the opposite voice. If it is active, change it to passive. If it is passive, change it to active. • The question was asked by Drake. • Our club decorated the float for the parade. • The baby was wrapped tightly in a blanket by his mother.
LBR #7 FORMATTING QUOTATIONS Use your notes to correctly punctuate the quotations below. • How many days until Thanksgiving asked Todd • I’m not sure said Thomas • It’s my favorite time of year said Todd with lots of excitement
LBR #8 FORMATTING QUOTATIONS Use your notes to correctly punctuate the quotations below. • Demetrius said It is not supposed to rain today • Really asked Mary The forecast showed some rain • I hope not replied Demetrius I have a football game
LBR #9 COMMAS Write each sentence below, putting commas where needed. • Amy please give this to Ronny. • Yes I would definitely like to go on the trip. • You read your book didn’t you • No Teresa I cannot go with you but Renee is still going right?
LBR #10 COMMAS Write a sentence using each of the following below, making sure to put commas where they are needed. • Introductory Word and Direct Address • Direct Address and Tag Question • Compound Sentence with Direct Address and Tag Question
LBR #11 COMMAS IN A SERIES (Words, Phrases, & Clauses) Write each sentence below, supplying commas in each series. • The desert animals included camels toads gerbils and insects. • The treasure map directed them over the dunes into the oasis and past the palm tree. • The house was rather quiet before she arrived before her luggage was piled up in the hall and before her three poodles took over.
LBR #12 A HINK PINK is a pair of rhyming words that matches a silly definition. (Example: vehicle for moving quacking animals = duck truck) See if you can figure out the ones below. • Twisted penny: • Artificial pond: • Black “Jaws”: • Athlete stocking: • Argumentative feeling:
LBR #13- Part 1 ORDER OF ADJECTIVES Practice putting the adjectives below in the correct order. greenlittleporcelainvaseEuropeanbeautifulantiquea
LBR #13- Part 2 ORDER OF ADJECTIVES Adjectives must come in a specific order! Copy the table below. Now, see if you did Part I correctly!
LBR #14 ORDER OF ADJECTIVES Put the following adjectives and nouns in the correct order. • red new a bag small • wooden the table brown huge • man hard-working American young tall
LBR #15 Coordinate adjectives Two adjectives side by side from the same class COMMA TESTS: USE A COMMA IF… 1) You can put the word “and” between two adjectives. 2) Reverse the order without it sounding awkard. Put commas between each pair of adjectives if needed. beautiful polite woman new red handbag playful Labrador puppy warm fleece blanket dirty ragged towel cool misty weather
LBR #16 Supply commas where they are needed in each sentence. COMMAS FOR INTRODUCING PHRASES -Storing water in their roots desert plants survive. CLAUSES -When the sun shines the flowers bloom. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMMAS WITH PARENTHETICALS (not needed) The sand I think is hot. Our teacher by the way is giving a quiz. Roberta however will not be able to go.
LBR #17 Essential expressions- needed in the sentence/no commas Nonessential expressions- not needed/ use commas Write the sentences below and decide whether or not to use commas. • The 1943 movie Sahara takes place in North Africa. • Sahara a 1943 movie takes place in North Africa. • The man waiting in the van is our guide. • We cheered for Darius who could lead us to a big win.
LBR #18 Punctuate each sentence correctly. • My friend wants to come over however I have homework to do. • Andrea’s mom is a great cook she is not however a great seamstress. • I want to take care of my body therefore I exercise. • My brother therefore gets into a lot of trouble.