Students are introduced to the major ideas of a story or source of information, and how they feel and/or what they know about them, by using anticipation guides.
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Maniac Magee: Anticipation Guide
Activate your learners' prior knowledge and experience with an anticipation guide for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Kids answer eight questions about prejudice, skin color, and friendship before reading the book, and include reasons and...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban: Anticipation Guide
This anticipation guide for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban asks readers to identify statements they agree with or they believe to be true. As they progress through the novel, the third in Rowling's series, readers also check...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth lesson of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while sorting the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Now I Get It!—Improving Comprehension with Newspapers
Celebrated annually during the first full school week in March, Newspapers in Education Week recognizes the accomplishments of NIE programs across the country and around the world. This 2007 guide is packed with lessons, activities, a...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension
Beginning with anticipation guide strategies is a powerful method for improving reading comprehension. First, list initial ideas for a topic the class will be reading about. These ideas are formulated into statements, some of which are...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts