You've Gotta Have a Hook....

Engaging your students the first minute of class

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Elements of a Strong Hook

  • Explains what students are about to learn.
  • Explains why what they are about to learn is important.
  • Connects what they are about to learn to what they already know
  • Explains how the learning will take place (the day’s agenda).
  • Captures students interest.

Examples of Hooks....

  • Demonstration
  • KWL Chart
  • Word Splash
  • Quick write
  • Read an interesting article or blurb
  • Real Word Problem
  • Video/Audio Clip
  • Controversial Statement or Hot Topic
  • Comic or Political Cartoon

HOMEWORK: Due at our next meeting on Feb. 23, 2016 at 7:30am.

Please watch the video "Start with a "Do Now" and read the article below "8 Minutes that Matter Most." Please be ready to discuss these at our meeting!