Anticipation guides are commonly used prior to reading informational text, however they can also be used to explore other real life issues that are studied in the classroom. A great tip to using an Anticipation Guide is to:
1. Identify a variety of concepts that can be used for this reading assignment.
2. Develop statements that are general enough to initiate a conversation within your group of students, and then they can check whether they agree or disagree with each statement.
3. Introduce this guide and work in small groups, pairs, or individually and then have the students review the guide as a class with responses and supportive reasoning.
4. Have the students read the text and compare their responses to what has been stated in the material.
5. Have students review the statements again, but this time with supportive details that agrees or disagrees with each statement. They can also fold their first set of responses when answering the "After Reading" section and compare their responses.
*Great for cross-curricular lessons
*Beneficial when reading informational text
*Can be modeled by teacher, then used for individual assessment