Starter of the week

17 Mar

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Every week I’ll be sharing short starter activities to focus the class as soon as they’re in the door. It’s a nice easy one this week and I’m sure many of you will have already used this before.

Have the topic title on the board as the students arrive and ask them to try and make as many words as they can from the title either on paper or mini dry wipe boards. Mini dry wipe boards or a laminated piece of card are good for this activity as spellings can be rubbed out and corrected plus students who need resources in a colour won’t waste paper. The students can work in pairs or individually and it creates a competitive atmosphere which engages. The best student so far managed to make 60 words out of Happy Christmas!

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