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Do you do a "starter" in your literacy lessons?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by merlymoo, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Just like we do a mental and oral to get their brains working in maths, do you do anything similar in Literacy or do you just get straight down to business?
     
  2. Just like we do a mental and oral to get their brains working in maths, do you do anything similar in Literacy or do you just get straight down to business?
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Simple answer- Yes.
    Might be silent reading, anagram work, investigating words in dictionaries/thesauri, word games-really the old-fashioned 'Word level' part of the literacy hour. Other times it can be a small activity related to the lesson objective.
     
  4. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    I use "warm up" activities sometimes from Jump start books or from the Success in Sentences web site
     
  5. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Sometimes, yes. Often a speaking and listening activity or may be a quick sentence activity, usually based on whatr we're focusing on at the time - causal connectives, say.
     
  6. Yes, I do. Spelling patterns, different sentence types, waking up creative vocabulary, speaking and listening activities.... all sorts of different things. Sometimes they link directly to the main lesson, sometimes they don't.
     
  7. coffeecakes

    coffeecakes New commenter

    I always do a speaking and listening starter, even if it is just a one minute activity. Depending on the rest of the lesson, its purpose is usually either talking about a stimulus as a 'way in' to the lesson, using vocab or sentence structures that we have been developing over a course of lessons, retelling a story or giving an oral example of a text type (eg instructions).
     
  8. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Yes, usually related to VCOP. A game or small whiteboard activity generally speaking.
     
  9. Sometimes yes, but not always as fitting in the phonics means literacy lessons can be a bit shorter anyway, so there isn't time.
     
  10. Do ofsted still demand the classic 3 part lesson or can you get away with no starter these days?
     
  11. no - go
    for 5 part!!!
    Why do posters never do a search to see what has been asked before ...?

    (bored of same old ... same old ...)


     

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