Starters and plenaries are now an essential part of all lessons and this highly practical, bestselling book provides busy secondary teachers with 50 creative activities to use in the classroom. The tasks will help ensure the first five minutes of any lesson are a time for motivation, energy and forward thinking and will help students to reflect on, and embed their learning at the end.
From game show inspired quizzes to bingo and dominoes, Kate Brown's wealth of original ideas have been tried and tested by secondary teachers and can be adapted to use in any subject. Concise explanations and cross-curricular examples make this book an accessible and time saving resource for all secondary teachers looking to inject some new life and enthusiasm into their lessons.
Kate Brown currently works in a charity that promotes learning about global challenges. She has taught in schools in the UK and abroad and is a consultant on educational resources.
Contents: About this book In your own words (or pictures) Everything you know List three things Summarize Visually represent Annotate Mnemonics What do you say to that? Questioning Questions...with a twist Questioning: a team sport True or false What would you ask me? Peer questioning If this is the answer, what was the question? Any (other) questions? Key words Write your own dictionary definition Match the key word with its definition Key word pelmanism Key word anagrams Key word acronyms Crosswords Word searches Make a sentence with this word What key word am I? Game show Bingo Just a minute Who wants to be a millionaire? Pictionary Rapidough Blockbusters Taboo Mallett's Mallet Dominoes Figure it out Mystery object Sequence it Cloze this What happens next? Odd word out Ranking Spot the difference Sort these Finish this sentence Analogies Physical Stand on the line Act this out Show me Reflect on your learning Traffic lights Set a target Self or peer mark Top tips Link the learning