FUN STARTERS: HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR LESSON

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What is a Starter?
A starter (do-now) is any activity that opens a lesson. It may or may not be related to the main lesson content and usually lasts anything from three to ten minutes. Anything done to catch the imagination, interest, and creativity of the students.

Starters are Important because a Good Starter:
1. Influences early levels of engagement and motivation
2. Captures pupils' interest and curiosity
3. Prevents early disruption by engaging pupils as soon as they enter the classroom
4. Gets pupils involved from the outset
5. Links back to previous learning
6. Sets the scene for the lesson to come in terms of lesson objectives
7. Challenges learners and set pace to lesson
8. Creates an interactive class to enhance teaching and learning

Successful starters:
1. Planned as a discrete element of a lesson
2. Contribute to the achievement of the lesson’s objectives
3. Have a clear purpose

Starter activities tend to be most effective when they:
1. Engage all pupils
2. Establish pace
3. Provide challenge
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FUN STARTERS: HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR LESSON
FUN STARTERS: HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR LESSON
FUN STARTERS: HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR LESSON
FUN STARTERS: HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR LESSON
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