Warm-ups are an important way to grab students’ attention and get them ready for a lesson. Properly chosen activities at the start of class show you’re ready, in control, and able to have a little fun. They, along with a brief review at the end, are part of a balanced lesson and can help separate you from other educators. Here are some staple warm-ups that work well in class.

Word Builder – an activity meant to encourage memory recall and build vocabulary
Cascading Questions – an interactive, pace-setting activity that gets students involved in a lesson immediately
Funny Words – another interactive activity that’s popular among students
Tongue Twisters – great for fluency, pronunciation, and linking sounds

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