Words By Heart: Anticipation Guide

This Words By Heart: Anticipation Guide lesson plan also includes:

The anticipation guide for Words by Heart is the first of a series of six, contains lesson plans for the activity as well as a handout to be completed individually, in pairs, or as a class. It sparks interest for the text and activates background knowledge for learners. The class explores themes such as forgiveness, choices, promises, and prejudice. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have readers present evidence from the text that works to support their answers
  • To extend learning on some of the themes, bring in resources from Teaching Tolerance
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes students have read chapters one and two of Words By Heart (Sebestyen)
Pros

  • Statements on the guide are thematic in nature and will yield great class discussions
  • The anticipation guide also contains a section where individuals detail their experiences, making connections to the text
  • Instructions for the lesson are concise and easy to follow
Cons

  • None
Common Core