43 Free Printable Bell Ringers for Middle and High School

Use these free printable bell ringers to jumpstart your middle and high school students into learning mode.

Bell ringers are brief exercises given to students with the purpose of transitioning them into an academic mindset upon arriving to class.

These short tasks prompt students to settle into learning and allow teachers time to complete attendance and other administrative duties.

Because learners know what to expect upon arriving to class, bell ringers establish consistency in classroom routines thus minimizing distractions.

The bell ringers within this free printable are worded in a way to elicit information from students.

Whether you teach English language arts, science, or social studies, or simply want a set of morning bell ringer questions, this free printable contains a set of general bell ringers that can be modified to meet the needs of your subject area.

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Free Printable Bell Ringers

free printable bell ringers

Grade Levels: 4th/5th grades, 6th-8th grades, 9th-12th grades, homeschool

Subjects: All

Resource Type: Printable

Format: PDF

Pages: 14 pages

Answer Key: N/A

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Free Printable Bell Ringers Description

Start your class period off on a good note using this free printable of bell ringer questions.

The printable includes a total of 44 bell ringer questions in addition to four blank templates that you may use to write your own customized bell ringers.

Sample questions in the free printable bell ringers set:

  • What are your strengths?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • What are your goals for this school year?
  • How will the skills you’re learning in school help you in the future?
  • What are two things you learned this week?
  • Would you rather read ebooks or physical books? Why?
  • What do you normally do to celebrate (insert any holiday)?
  • Why is the U.S. Constitution an important document?
  • What’s the biggest news you’ve heard recently?
  • Why is it important to learn how to read?
  • What do the colors and designs on your country’s flag represent?
  • Which types of incentives motivate you to put forth your best effort?
  • What are the best ways to prepare for a natural disaster?
  • What’s one important thing you learned today?
  • What are some good ways to study for a test?
  • How does learning an additional language help you in life?
  • What would be on your Top 10 list of coolest places to visit in your town?

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Use these free bell ringers in a variety of ways…

  • Place on the whiteboard at the beginning of each class.
  • Distribute a card to each student.
  • Have students respond in response journals.
  • Ask orally the bell ringer questions, and discuss them as a class.
  • Use an interactive whiteboard to have students contribute answers.
  • Easily sent home in PDF format to students participating in distance learning.

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