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Anticipatory sets/Hooks

Like a first impression, the way that a teacher starts a lesson can make or break students' motivation to learn about a subject. Hooks may be silly, serious, or philosophical, yet they are a vital part of lesson design.
A Collection By Melissa Mirabello
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Anticipatory sets/Hooks
  • Creating a Strong Hook

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Do you consider yourself to be a salesperson? This online PD offers suggestions on how to sell a lesson. I like the idea of presenting a discrepant event to grab students' interest and I also like the demonstration idea.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    These teachers are very enthusiastic about teaching history and their video is an excellent example of how a bit of creativity hooks students and sets the groundwork for the lesson. Students enjoy mysteries so the idea to use a student's note works well here.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    I love the idea of "hook stations" because it places importance on the role a "hook" has in students' learning processes. The teacher in here makes a great point about making expectations clear to students prior to their participation in the "hook stations." I like how the students rotate through the stations. In this way, they are exposed to multiple hooks.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    Engage your students with a quick activity to inspire critical and reflective thinking. Here, the teacher asks students to agree or disagree with a statement and move to one side of the room based on their decision; therefore, the kids are physically and mentally involved in the lesson. The teacher may cold call to draw in reluctant students and use the activity to check for understanding.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    This straightforward video explains the benefits of a "Do Now" to engage students at the beginning of class. "Do Nows" are great for classroom management, review of previous lessons, and a hook for the day's learning. Watch this teacher to see how he keeps students on task with a "Do Now."
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    The logic behind anticipatory sets.

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Theoretically, hooks make sense for lesson designs. It is important to know why and how they are important as well as a method for creating them specific to subject matter or for motivation in general.