Monday, April 18, 2011

The Power of Anticipation Guides

I can't say enough about the power of anticipation guides when it comes to teaching! 

They are perfect for promoting the use of pre-reading and during reading strategies. Anticipation guides can be used in many groupings, i.e., independently, small groups, or whole class. Students practice how to make predictions, read for details, and confirm answers. I love to watch my students' eagerness as they excitedly read to see if their predictions were true! I also love the discussion and debates that these guides inspire.

Here is a blank anticipation guide template and how to guide just for you!  Clipart by Lettering Delights.


Stephanie Elton said...

I love anticipation guides! In fact, I just did one with one of my reading books this morning. They're getting ready to read a book about Owls. So, we filled out a guide before reading to watch how our schema would change. So much fun!

Unknown said...

I love it! Thank you! I haven't done anticipation guides with my kiddos yet....but we're doing one tomorrow! Thanks for the share!!
Primary Inspired

Unknown said...

Hi Alicia!
I just responded to you through the comment you left for me on my blog, but I wasn't sure if you would see it so here I am.
One of the reading strategies I teach my students is to be flexible with their sounds. When teaching this strategy, I review the letters listed on the Flip the Sound chart and the different sounds each letter can make. I then hang the Flip the Sound chart so that it is there for them to view when needed. Hope this helps! Do let me know if you have additional questions!
~ Mrs. Mc
Little Literacy Learners

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