Anticipation Guide

Anticipation Guide 2023-08-11

Anticipation Guide Description
An anticipation guide is a learning activity designed to engage students in critical thinking and build their understanding of a topic before they begin studying it. The activity works by presenting students with a series of statements related to the topic and asking them to indicate whether they agree or disagree with each statement. The statements are designed to be thought-provoking and to challenge students' preconceptions about the topic.

After completing the anticipation guide, students can then use the information they have gathered to begin exploring the topic in more depth. The anticipation guide helps students focus on key concepts and think about the topic in a more structured way. It can also assess students' prior knowledge and identify areas where they may need additional support as they learn. Overall, the anticipation guide is a valuable tool for engaging students in meaningful learning experiences and helping them build a strong knowledge foundation.


Versions
All versions are available as Google Docs, Microsoft Word and PDF.​

10 Question (Version A)​
5 Question (Version B)​
20 Question (Version C)​
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Discipline Versions
All versions are available as Google Docs and Microsoft Word for easy editing and adaptation.​

Discipline/Class
Topic
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Social Science
American History​
Industrialization​
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Social Science
World History​
Globalization​
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Science
Biology​
Cells​
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Science
Environmental​
Energy Resources​
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Humanities
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Math
Algebra 1​
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models​
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Math
Geometry​
Circles​
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Anticipation Guide in Action!
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Example Lesson Plan
Lesson Title: Industrialization: An Anticipation Guide

Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the key concepts and events related to industrialization through an anticipation guide.

Materials:
  • Copies of the anticipation guide (see below)
  • Pen or pencil for each student
Anticipation Guide:
  • Industrialization led to the growth of factories and the rise of the factory system. (Agree/Disagree)
  • Industrialization had a positive impact on the lives of workers. (Agree/Disagree)
  • Industrialization led to the growth of cities and urbanization. (Agree/Disagree)
  • Industrialization led to the expansion of international trade. (Agree/Disagree)
  • Industrialization led to the growth of a new middle class. (Agree/Disagree)
Procedure:
  1. Begin the lesson by introducing the topic of industrialization and its importance in history.
  2. Distribute copies of the anticipation guide to each student and explain the purpose of the activity.
  3. Have students read each statement and decide whether they agree or disagree. Encourage them to consider any prior knowledge about the topic as they make their decisions.
  4. Once students have completed the anticipation guide, review the statements as a class. Ask students to explain the reasoning behind their choices and encourage discussion.
  5. As students read the target text, have them fill in the next column of the Anticipation Guide and list the page where they found the evidence.
  6. Use the anticipation guide as a starting point for further exploration of the topic. Have students research and discuss the key events and trends of industrialization and consider the impact it had on various groups such as workers, business owners, and politicians.
Assessment:
  • Observe students during the discussion and listen for evidence of understanding of the key concepts related to industrialization.
  • Collect the completed anticipation guides and use them to assess students' prior knowledge and identify areas where they may need additional support.
  • Have students write a short essay or create a presentation on a specific aspect of industrialization, using the information they have learned through the anticipation guide and further research.
Attributions
Fisher, D., Brozo, W., Frey, N. & Ivey, G. (2007). 50 Content Area Strategies for Adolescent Literacy. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. Duffelmeyer, R. & Baum, D. (1992). The extended anticipation guide revisited. Journal of Reading, 35, 654-656.
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