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Find it and fix it!

A great strategy to address identified misconceptions (from an assessment or piece of work) Use the find it and fix it matrix to present pupils with subtle misconceptions that have arisen. Get them to identify the misconceptions and correct the errors as part of intervening to improve understanding. Find it and fix it paper 1

No gap, gap fill

A great way to challenge pupils by providing an exercise to decipher what is missing and where it is missing. It means they really have to focus and think to be certain they understand a topic! No gap gap fill

Hunt the clues

At the start of the lesson, give pupils three ‘items’ to look for in and around the classroom. (the subtler the better) Ask them at the end of the lesson to identify how they were relevant to their learning today.

‘Live’ lesson objectives

Display a picture or word related to the focus of the lesson and get pupils to ask as many questions as they can on that particular topic. Identify a ‘thread’ amongst the questions and set ‘live learning objectives.’ Pupils work together to then spend the lesson finding answers to their queries.

Case against

Provide pupils with a false or controversial statement. Then encourage them to make a case against you! This promotes deep thinking and additionally creates an opportunity for pupils to create challenging questions to quiz you about! case_against

Gradual reveal

An engaging way to introduce a lesson or topic by gradually revealing parts of a text to see if they can decipher the key learning. Assess whether their views change as more is revealed, it really encourages pupils to justify their responses. Gradual reveal

Stimulating Starters

Use sound, images, riddles or clues to engage children at the beginning of lessons to get their brains engaged with what they are about to be learning! Curiosity starters Curiosity starters_sound Curiosity starter_images to inspire  

Curious questions

Make the start of your lesson or form time exciting by posing thought provoking questions to the students to discuss and consider. Curiosity form ppt examples HED_questions  

Headline hype

Pupils fill in or create headlines based on topics they have recently been studying. This helps the children consolidate knowledge and encourages creativity. Headline Hype      

Scrabble tile

Pupils use Scrabble tiles to see if they can come up with a certain number of words linking to the topic being studied. Prizes can be awarded for the highest scores. Scrabble starter