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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To view all available teacher and student materials click on: R.S Resources. This digital goods store will allow you to quickly and safely download all materials (for a small charge). These include PowerPoints, lesson packs (with all worksheets and activities) key knowledge test packs (with answers), essay writing skills pack, revision packs and much more. I am always uploading new materials (as and when I cover them with my students) so it is worth checking regularly. These are all the materials I use with my own students, so they are tried and tested and available for you to download, keep and adapt over the years.

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