Anticipation Guide strategy

Lesson Duration

“An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading to activate students’ prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. Before reading, students listen to or read several statements about key concepts presented in the text; they’re often 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 a purpose for reading.”

Watch a video (8:22) featuring the anticipation guide strategy in action, download blank templates, see examples of this strategy in different content areas, read through ideas on how to differentiate, and see research that supports this strategy:


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