This activity is used with any Anticipation Guide that is completed before a novel is read. The Anticipation Guide can have up to 10 statements that the students answers YES or NO (could still work with AGREE or DISAGREE).
NOTE: this is not an Anticipation Guide, but an activity to do with an Anticipation Guide.
The purpose of the activity is to have students discuss, in teams, the topics after they have individually responded to Anticipation Guide statements. In my class, students sit in TEAMS (not groups). The teams have 5-6 students in each.
Here is what they do after they have individually responded to the Anticipation Guide statements. There are SIX steps after they complete initial introductions of their names and roles. The roles are:
1. Captain -leads, facilitates, keeps focus
2. Co-Captain-clarifies instructions, reads questions, keeps time
3. Recorder-records all written team responses, checks for understanding, restates team's decisions
4. Spokesman-speaker of the team, only one allowed to speak to other teams (when directed) and the teacher.
5. Manager-keeps track of all materials, hands out and collects work
After introductions they:
Step 1: CLARIFY restate the instructions, clear up confusion
Step 2: TALLY count up how many YES and NO responses for each statement and record on individual Anticipation Guides
Step 3: COPY record the final tally scores on to the handout for teacher
Step 4: DISCUSS (3) questions: statement on YES side, statement on NO side, statement on DIVIDED side. They state reasons & opinions for each question
Step 5: SHARE they complete a Team Share handout, with a list of questions about their discussion. Spokesman trades this paper with another team. Take the handout back, read other team's information and answer an additional question on handout for teacher.
Step 6: CLOSING team gets their original paper back and then evaluate their discussion
Page 1-2 Anticipation Guide Team Activity w/guided, discussion & questions
Page 3 Team Shared Information & Closing Activity
Page 4 Team Roles explained
The students LOVE this activity because they get to talk to each other. And, I love this activity because it is a guided discussion. Students must stay on task, each team member has role, they are writing responses and sharing with another team. It works very well!