Starting your lesson in the right way is crucial. You must capture your students attention, settle them into their learning , engage their interest and motivate them to want to continue. In a five minute starter that is not an easy task to accomplish.
Here are some well known starter activities. Why are they well known? Answer: Because they work.
Minimal preparation + maximum impact= a great start to your lesson.
The first two activities are ideal for new topics – exploring what your students know in order for their learning to progress more efficiently. With Anticipation (each of these images links to the topic of conscience) I would only use one as these as a starter activity – not all three.
The next set of starter activities are good during a topic/ end of topic for revision. It focuses around the ‘game’ of Scrabble (develops students literacy and use of key words as well)
The final set of starter activities are effective for establishing what your students can remember from a previous lesson – linking specifically to key figures.