I wrote another one of my "deleted scenes" from various Hollywood movies as a way to get students to introduce themselves to Talking Points.
I think this is my best idea yet.
Here is a link to the deleted scene, on the Math Teacher Wiki:
Intro to Talking Points and inequalities - Harry Potter.pdf
Students do so much better a job of monitoring their own use of the structure. I think this makes them "own it" more.
After only two weeks, they now groan dramatically at my corny situations. But they secretly (and not-so-secretly) love it. They dive right in, choosing roles and reading dramatically.
The whole thing takes about 7 minutes.
Let me know what you think!