The Westing Game: Anticipation Guide

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Are all criminals bad people? Pupils answer this and other compelling questions in an anticipation guide for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Designed for learners to complete before reading the text, the guide features thematic discussion prompts, directions for implementation, and at teaching rationale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use some of the questions as purpose questions to drive your class's reading of specific chapters
  • Have students collaboratively discuss the answers in small groups and present their responses to the class through a jigsaw activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes some background knowledge to complete the anticipation guide before beginning the novel
Pros

  • Anticipation guide does a great job generating excitement and interest for the novel
  • Thought-provoking questions lend to interesting class discussions
Cons

  • None
Common Core