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.
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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