An anticipation guide is used to help students begin to organize their thoughts and ideas about a certain topic of study. It is a pre-reading comprehension tool. The focus of an anticipation guide is not on so called "right" or "wrong" answers, but more on the reasoning behind "why" a student believes a given statement is true or false. Anticipation guides are used prior to beginning a new course of study. The following anticipation guide is one I have used many times in my Sophomore English classroom. The students love it, and we always have excellent discussions following the completion of the guide. The students’ anticipation is then built for the short story "Appetizer" by Robert H. Abel. After reading the story, we go back to the anticipation guide to see if our thoughts or ideas have chanced concerning each statement.