THE PEOPLE PROP HOOK
This is a great hook too! 🙂 Use your students to create a graph. How can you make them a ‘prop’ in the lesson. When I taught third grade, I used this concept every year during the first week. While they were writing, I’d write the numbers 1-5 on the board…spaced out about a foot from each other. Then I’d ask them the first question and tell them to line up under the number that was on the board that reflected their answer. They were basically building a graph with PEOPLE! It was fun to see how many kids had the same feelings about things!
THE SAFARI HOOK
This hook is all about getting your kids outside! When I taught third, our school had a gardening program. I’d take my kids out there and we’d write poetry and stories out by the butterfly garden once a week! It was a lot of fun and something that the kids really loved doing! We would pull up weeds and research them on the internet. We had a ‘weed log’! It was great!
This week, my bloggin’ bestie Daina has a few thoughts to share on this topic as well! I hope you’ll click on her button and check them out! 🙂 Tell her I sentcha! 🙂
Oh! And don’t forget to come back this afternoon for my post on Word Nerds! 🙂