Always plan a few warm ups in order to open up the class with something interesting, unusual and communicative. These activities can be a quick round asking about something specific, for example, "What did you do in the storm yesterday?" Hand out a little gimmick, such a picture or item from a collection, and ask students to speak to the person sitting next to them, about it. Have students listen to a piece of music and write about how they feel while listening to the music. Plan something related to the theme that will be the focus of the lesson and have some fun with it during the warm up. Getting the students involved right from the beginning of the class will invite them into the lesson.
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