This is a tool to get your students excited about what they are about to read by getting them to anticipate what the author is going to present to them. I use it with my 3rd grade students and they love it! They love figuring out if my statements are accurate.
To use the anticipation guide, follow these steps:
-Teacher writes statements that may or may not be true about the nonfiction text they are about to read in the large center box. For example, you could write "A spider had 6 legs" if your students are going to read a passage about spiders.
-Ask you students to place a check to show whether they agree or disagree with your statement.
-After the students read and get information from the author, they can check whether they now agree or disagree with your statement. So for the example above, your students would discover from the author that spiders have 8 legs. They would then check that they disagree with your statement and would write the page number with the text evidence.
This is such a great tool because it can be used with any nonfiction or informational text and gets kids really excited for what they are about to read!
This activity can be done in cooperative groups, whole class, during guided reading, or during small group instruction.