Kaye Hagler’s unique bell-ringers for language arts help you transform the first chaotic five minutes of class into authentic opportunities to practice critical-thinking skills while also addressing the Common Core State Standards and providing support in the school’s curriculum.Students in grades 3-9 exercise their mental muscles as they work collaboratively, warming them up to tackle your standards-based lessons. Whether your students are inventing secret codes, concocting potions, rewriting history, making conjunction paper chains, or thinking like newspaper editors, these diverse and creative prompts will have them looking forward to the part of the day when they’re asked to “Take Five” for critical thinking. The 180-plus prompts set up your teaching day from the minute that students step into your class. Each ready-to-use prompt includes: corresponding standards; supply lists; language arts links; teacher tips; assessment options; rubrics; and digital connections that add more than 100 extension lessons Begin every day of the school year with a burst of critical thinking—and fun— with this comprehensive resource. Ready? Set? Take Five!