Backward Hook

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  1. njteach1

    njteach1 Rookie

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    Need some ideas. My principle had all of us read the book Teach Like a Pirate (good book by the way). He thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a different "hook" that they needed to try in any of their lessons. I was given the backward hook.
    The backward hook description: How can I gain an advantage or increase interest by presenting this material out of sequence? Can I tell them the end of the story and let them figure out and discover the beginning and middle? Can I show them an end product that will make them want to learn the skills to get there?

    I teach at a behavioral school for elementary school age kids. I am trying to think outside the box and come up with an awesome and fun backward hook that will get the kids really excited about a lesson. I don't want to just sit up and tell part of a story. I like to try to have the hook be hands on.

    Any ideas????
    I don't have any particular subject matter in mind
     
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  3. Aces

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    Well science is full of great examples for this. You can do the demonstration of what will happen and then go back and give them back story and how to get to that result.
     
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    Science:
    - Show the end result of an experiment
    Literacy:
    - Give the last line of a story and have them write the story
    - Show a picture and have the students write about what happened before the picture was taken (one of my favourites is a pic of a car crashed halfway into the garage of a house.
    Math:
    - give the answer and have the students write the question.
    Social Studies:
    - Give Jeopary-type answers to the students and have them research to find the question.
     
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    One of the best answers I’ve ever read here on AtoZ. Well done!
     
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    Thank you both so much. This helped alot
     

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