As a teacher, one of the most challenging aspects of classroom management is engaging your students from the beginning of each lesson. However, the solution to this could be a classroom classic: bell work.
Bell work refers to an activity or task that students do at the beginning of class to focus their minds and prepare for learning. Thought-provoking, creative bell work is a great way to begin a literacy block and establish writing as a daily practice.
Fortunately, resources, such as the Teacher Resource Cabin's daily writing prompts exist so that teachers don't need to think of their own writing prompts.
These writing prompts provide everything you'll need for a year's worth of bell work prompts. These are a great way to spark student interest and engagement. This resource includes 100 writing prompts themed for each day of the week, giving your students the structure and routine they need to thrive in the classroom. If you are teaching intermediate-level students, the resource includes 200 prompts!
The primary and junior prompts come with examples for how students should organize their journals, including partial sentences to get students started. The intermediate versions come with follow up questions in case students are struggling to get started or include detail in their writing.
The slides can also be printed and used as writing task cards. Best of all, this resource is paperless! Students can record their responses online or in their own journals.
In addition to providing structure and routine, the Daily Bell Work Writing Prompts resource is also great for facilitating classroom discussions. By having all students start with the same prompt, you'll be able to dive deeper into a topic and help students make connections between their ideas.
This resource is flexible as it is suitable for daily tasks in distance learning classrooms or homeschooling. This flexibility allows you to provide consistent bell work activities no matter where your students are learning.
Also, the Grade 1-3 primary prompts are available in French!
The Daily Bell Work Writing Prompt resource is an invaluable tool for any teacher looking to boost their classroom engagement or restructure their routine. As a full-year resource, it is a reliable way to add structure and engagement from September through June.
Click each image below to see the resource available for each Grade.