The idea is to get students thinking about the topic you will present. Keep it simple; you just want to bring up any prior knowledge they have about the topic. Choose one of the following or create your own:

  1. Use a single or multiple compelling visuals that students recognize or that might grab them.

  2. Use a compelling headline or topic to grab students’ attention.

  3. Ask students questions (Have you ever _______? How many of you are married?)

  4. Use concept maps and brainstorming (Consider Think-Pair-Share.)