Anticipation Guides

  • An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading to activate students’ prior knowledge and to build their curiosity about a new topic.  Before reading, students listen to or read several statements about key concepts presented in the text.  Often these are structured as a series of statements with which the students can choose to agree or disagree.  Anticipation guides stimulate students’ interest in a topic and set up a purpose for reading the story.

    Why use Anticipation Guides:
    • They stimulate students’ interest in a topic and set a purpose for reading.
    • They teacher students to make predictions, anticipate the text, and verify their predictions.
    • They connect new information to prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic.

Anticipation Guide