Any resource that is particularly good for the start of a lesson
Easter biscuits whole group quick starter activity on resizing a recipe. Two versions available: one is simplified for ESOL learners or those with lower literacy levels.
Two different multi-sensory activities – both make ideal starters.
1) pin-up sentence sorting (choice of generic, IT or beauty cards)
2) apostrophe dominoes.
27 pictures of different jobs and matching word cards – plus lots of teaching ideas for Entry 1 and 2 literacy and ESOL classes.
Purpose and audience task sheets provide a good ice breaker for mixed ability and family literacy groups and make for easy differentiation as learners choose their own texts to work with.
These sheets make great starter activities – especially when used in pairs or small groups. One for qu- words, one for -all words and a blank ‘wall’ to add your own spelling challenge.
THOAN (think of a number) makes a great starter and can be adapted for all levels.
A topical starter activity for mixed ability groups (E2 – L2). Suitable for classes on or around bonfire night, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Eve. Covers time, problem solving and more.
Multiplication matching facts is much more than just matching ‘tables’. Use as an ice breaker, for group or individual work, to show progression or to collect data for future statistics work. Complete with differentiation ideas for E3 and L1.
Mental maths starter (doubling, halving, addition and subtraction) that can also be used as a gentle introduction to substitution.
Use this puzzler to reinforce working with time. Makes a great warm-up or plenary activity.