English 10 Explanation of notebooks Today, you will start working in your English notebooks. Although this is not an interactive notebook, I do ask that you separate each day’s work by writing the date before completing that day’s assignment. In addition, I may ask you to title some entries you make. This notebook will be used for bellringers (start up activities), drafting essays, grammar exercises, notes, and article of the week reflections. 9/7/11: Bellringer #1 On the first page of your notebook, write your name, the date, and then a list of 6 (or 7) things you love, in no particular order. 9/8/11: Bellringer #2 Many of us look back on our lives and, although we may have had the best intentions or plans, things did not work out the way we wanted them to, for one reason or another. Think about a time that you had planned something to turn out one way, and it ended up another. What was your reaction? How did you adapt to the situation? How are you dealing with the situation now? Would you have done anything differently, knowing what you now know? 9/8/11: Bellringer #2 There are many symbols of America and American history. Some include the Declaration of Independence, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, the Capital Building and the White House. Which national monument or symbol of America do you think best represents America? Why? 9/9/11: Bellringer #3 If you were an office supply, what would you be and why? Write for 5 minutes. Examples: Tape, glue, copier, printer, computer, stapler, staple remover, pen, pencil, chair, folder, paper cutter, shredder, etc. 9/13/11: Bellringer #4 Most Tuesdays , we will have Grammar Bellringers. Copy the following sentence. Fix and circle the grammar errors in the sentence. Don’t erase the mistakes, just fix them. In books like Hawaii and Centennial, james Michener includes an history of the land and information about animals that live on them. (5 errors) In books like Hawaii and Centennial, James Michener includes an history of the land and information about animals that live on them it. (5 errors) Bellringer Themes Bellringer Themes: Each day of the week will have a bellringer theme from now on. This means that most of the time, the bellringer for that day of the week will resemble that days theme. This may not be the case, every week, but for the most part you will see the following themes: Monday: Article of the Week Tuesday: Grammar Wednesday: ACT Prep Thursday: Writing Friday: ??? 9/14/11: Bellringer #5 You may want to skip a few pages so there’s room for your rough draft. Most Wednesdays we will have ACT style test question prompt bellringers. Copy the sentence, and choose the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. Despite the home team’s best effort, the visitor’s A B played hard and won by forty points. No Error C D E 9/14/11: Bellringer #5 Despite the home team’s best effort, the visitor’s A B played hard and won by forty points. No Error C D E visitors 9/15/11: Bellringer #6 Most Thursdays, we will have writing prompt bellringers. When we’re talking, we say “suppose to” instead of the grammatically correct “supposed to.” But “suppose to” is a made-up phrase. To burn this rule into your brain, write four sentences that use “supposed to.” One sentences about pit bulls One sentence about politicians One sentence about protractors One sentence about pears 9/15/11: Bellringer #7 The following puzzles are called “Rebus” puzzles. Take a moment to try to solve them. No need to write them in your notebook. 9/20/11: Bellringer Copy the following sentence. Fix and circle the grammar errors in the sentence. Don’t erase the mistakes, just fix them. “Reading that book I learned that ancient mountains had raised and eroded before the rockies were formed” she added. (4 errors, one is REALLY tough) “Reading that book , I learned that ancient mountains had raised risen and eroded before the Rrockies were formed is REALLY tough) , ” she added. (4 errors, one 9/21/11: Bellringer Remember to skip a few pages so there’s room for your rough draft. Copy the sentence, and choose the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. The new carpenters on the TV design show, who are very A knowledgeable in their fields, use many different C power tools. No Error. D E B 9/22/11: Bellringer If you were given the opportunity to phone yourself as a child, but you only get to talk for 15 seconds; what would you say to yourself for those 15 seconds? This answer has a 33 word limit. 9/23/11: Bellringer The following puzzles are called “Rebus” puzzles. Take a moment to try to solve them. No need to write them in your notebook.