Students will be introduced to the major ideas of a story or source of information, and how they feel and/or what they know about them. This is a strategy that promotes interest, sets a framework for reading, and encourages higher level thinking towards print and nonprint media.
- Before presenting the text or presentation to students, identify the major ideas of it.
- Think about your students. What do you think they already know about the major ideas?, How do you think they would feel about them?, etc..
- Create the actual anticipation guide by writing out 3 to 10 statements that would challenge and make students analyze their stance on an issue. eg: for the Cinderella story
- You can fall in love after one meeting.
- Those who suffer will triumph in the end.
- It’s sometimes okay to disobey your parents, even if they are a step parent.
- Photocopy the statements and ask your students to write down whether they agree or disagree with the statements and why.
- Then present the text, video, presentation, or etc. to the students. Ask students to focus on the statements provided and your answers to them.
- Variation: For fictional works, you can present an anticipation guide where students write down how they feel about the statements; then, after they read the story, write down how a specific character feels about the same statements.