Starters that Never Fail!

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.

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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)

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The final set of starter activities are effective for establishing what your students can remember from a previous lesson – linking specifically to key figures.

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Check out: “But Miss it’s the end of the lesson!”: Perfect Plenaries

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