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What is an anticipation guide?  It is a a list of statements (not questions) that are related to the reading selection.  The statements are not taken directly from the selection, but are inferential so that the students have to really read the selection and think about it.  The students then decide whether they agree with each statement or disagree with it.  One variation is that the students have to give proof from the selection to back up their opinions.  Some of the statements should be written so that students can agree or disagree depending on how they interpret the information in the reading selection.  This will encourage discussion.  


The following sites contain general information about anticipation guides.  If you want an anticipation guide for a specific novel or subject, type "anticipation guide" and your subject into a search engine.  

Instructional Reading Strategy: Anticipation Guides -- found at Indiana University


Reading Strategies: Scaffolding Students' Interactions with Texts: Anticipation Guide -- found at Greece Public Schools


Reading Anticipation Guide -- found at Glencoe's Teaching Today Download Depot


Anticipation Guides -- found at CanTeach


Anticipation/Reaction Guide -- found at Just Read Now!


Anticipation - Reaction Guide -- found at Independence High School


Anticipation Guides -- found at Novel Links


Anticipation Guide -- found at Florida Online Reading Professional Development


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