Any great author knows how important it is to entice their readers as soon as possible. When we read and write the ultimate goal is to keep the attention of our audience. Skilled teachers can relate! In order to engage your students you must have a knack for stepping outside of the box. Sometimes that may require you to invest in the interests of your students, spend more time using a creative approach to introducing a targeted skill or concept, and providing an interesting background for those students that may not have the schema needed to comprehend fully. This book highlights ways that have been proven successful in my experiences working with urban students. I believe an engaging beginning is the prerequisite for great instruction.