Remember Madeline Hunter‘s 7 Steps lesson plan?
I will never forget the ‘anticipatory set’. My students have set up, as my physical trainer would say, and are waiting to begin.
I recently watched an original, active start to the lesson by Teacher Toolkit
The anticipatory set, hook or entry card is often a short formative assessment on the previous lesson’s homework assignment. Today my ELLs wrote down the big idea from the reading on scrap paper and proceeded as in the video. The lesson did get off to a flying start with a brain break, laughter, discussion as well as trying to decipher each other’s handwriting.