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Bell Work

Read the Comics

Bring in several comic strips and have your kids work in groups to figure out what they mean--pick more challenging strips (i.e. political cartoons) for more advanced students/grades. You may also white-out or cover up the words and have students put their own words to them as a variation.

More Bell Work Ideas

A to Z Animals
Coin Sorting
Melting Ice Cream
A to Z States
Word Jumble
Temperatures Around the World
A Different Perspective
Words That Begin With
Arm Length
Explorer Timelines
What is Fall?
Rhyming Words
News Around the World
Bean Estimation
Color the Heart
Number Pyramid
Private Space Shuttles
Student Pursuit
Sun Full of Earths
Race in the United States
Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage
Poetry in a Box
Math Puzzler
Lucky Signs
Say More With Less
Who Celebrates First?
Circle the Adjectives
Food List
Fifty Boxes
Measurements Around the Room
Cloze Procedure
Leaf Veins
Unscramble the Words
The Magic Square
Turn Everyone Off
Veterans Day 101
Fraction of a Day
Sentence Sense
Kernels of Corn
Three Consecutive Numbers
Consumer Price Index
Columbus Voyage Journal
Turkey Eaters at Thanksgiving
Monrovia
Up with Current Events
South America
Leaf Rubbings
The Missing Dollar
Halloween Probability
Quote Response