This is an Anticipation Guide to go with the high-interest article called "Frightening Fashions" in the book "Oh Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty." The article has information about gruesome fashion trends such as foot binding, corsets, and the bug-infested wigs of the 1700's. I have used it with both 4th and 5th grades at the beginning of the year to spark interest in reading and to get students to make predictions about what they read as well as to "Read to Find Out."
I read the statements aloud and students guess whether the statements are true or false. Then they partner read the article to see if their predictions are true. This article really is shocking so the kids love it! If they read that a statement is false then they cross out the parts of the statement that are false and change the words to make the statement true.