Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

Most Used Letters Tally

Provide a newspaper for each table or group. Have students each pick an article. The assignment is for them to tally the usage of each letter in the article. You may provide a simple list of letters or let them decide how to proceed. Let them count for a certain amount of time and then compare results. What letter was used most, least used, etc?

More Bell Work Ideas

Sun Full of Earths
Opinion and Fact Statements
A Picture From Words
Count the F’s
The Word "Thanksgiving"
Word Jumble
Fast Food Chain
Sorting Animals
What I Like About Autumn
Yugoslavia
Grocery Shopping
Costume Survey
Common Eye Color
Dice Probability
A to Z Names
The Presidents’ Faces
Quote Response
One Food Only
Easter Poetry
Rhythm Circle
Squiggly
Candy Hearts
South America
Admirable Athlete
Strings by Length
Springtime Is
Speak Softly
Unscramble the States
Explorer Timelines
All About Hanukkah
Pumpkin Seed Estimation
Fill in the Map
Leaf Veins
Explorer Matching
Math Puzzler
Positive vs. Negative
Who’s Winning?
Lucky Signs
U.S. Presidents
Student Pursuit
Leaf Rubbings
Cloze Procedure
The Mood of Artwork
Candy Sorting
Symmetry
Context Clues 1
A to Z Veggies
Beans in the Bag
Who Celebrates First?
Egg Hunt