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  1. Energising Smart Starters - Writing Prompts: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change extra moments in a classroom into teachable moments. The Smart Starters in this book, Writing Prompts, are packed full of great writing ideas to encourage students to practise and polish different writing modes. The starters are grouped by writing modes. As you introduce a new type of writing, have students practise that mode. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the quick write into a full-blown writing project. Dust off those rusty skills with a Smart Starter. Use them anytime to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains. In addition, Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems.

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  2. Energising Smart Starters - Vocabulary: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or reinforce and extend students' vocabularies. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study, such as starting off a unit on learning new words. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown vocabulary lesson. Smart Starters are not only for English lessons. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains, and work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems.

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  3. Energising Smart Starters - Humanities and Social Sciences: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starters are short activities that are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend skills in Humanities and Social Sciences. The starters are grouped by subject strands into Social and Cultural Concepts; Maps and Globes; World Geography; Economics; and History. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown Humanities and Social Sciences lesson. The Smart Starters are not only for Humanities and Social Sciences lessons, and can be used at any time to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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  4. Energising Smart Starters - Science: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change "extra" moments in a classroom into teachable moments They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. Start off a unit on space objects with Extraterrestrial Questions, or a fitness-nutrition unit with Would You? Could You? Or, use Spinning Eggs to introduce students to density concepts. Have students been away from study of the body systems for a while? Refresh what they know about the skeletal system with Bone Maps, or strengthen their knowledge of weather with Weather or Not. Smart Starters will help to reinforce concepts previously introduced and stimulate minds.

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  5. Energising Smart Starters - Pre-Algebra: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of vitally important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend pre-algebra concepts in mathematics. Smart Starter activities are designed to be completed in short amounts of time. The Smart Starters are grouped by general topics and skill areas into: Numbers and Number Systems; Integers; Mathematical Expressions; Inequalities and Equations; Graphing; and Conundrums and Puzzles. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. All starters can be expanded and extended. A Smart Starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown maths lesson.

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  6. Energising Smart Starters - Grammar and Punctuation: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Each Smart Starter activity can be completed in a few minutes to provide the satisfaction of quick success and focus minds for further learning on the subject of Grammar and Punctuation. Activities are grouped by skill sets to be used to begin a unit, review a concept, expand into a larger lesson or just make every moment in the classroom a learning moment. One or more might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines or to expand the warm-up into a full-blown writing project. Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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