The Devil’s Arithmetic: Anticipation Guide

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Do you need to learn about someone's past before you can understand that person's behavior? Use an anticipation guide to think about the literary themes of Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic before you begin the novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids discuss their answers in small groups before participating in a discussion with the whole class
  • Expand one of the statements into a persuasive or narrative essay
Classroom Considerations

  • The instructions for arranging the kids who agree and disagree are a little complicated; consider ways for kids to show their opinions in a simpler way
Pros

  • Prompts kids to consider deep questions that will help their comprehension of the novel
  • Engaging for learners of all levels
Cons

  • None
Common Core