To establish contact, arouse interest, and obtain attention, you may use
one or more of the following:
a. A reference to previous instruction, when applicable, and any
reference of special interest to the class.
b. A startling statement.
c. A story, example, or joke.
d. A rhetorical question.
e. A quotation or historical illustration.
f. A skit or demonstration.
The method you choose is not as important as the information. It must
relate to the subject and accomplish the goals of gaining attention,
establishing contact, and arousing interest.
Therefore, if you are
planning to tell a joke or story to begin a class, the two questions you
must consider are:
a. ____________________________________________________________________ .
b. ____________________________________________________________________ .
44A. To summarize a period of instruction, first answer any questions your
students have on the lesson. Then, briefly summarize the key points of
Finally, close with a statement that reaffirms the
importance of the subject to your students. List the three elements of
the final summary.