Anticipation Guide

Frances Marie A. Quijano

Purpose Activate student¶s knowledge about a topic before reading Provide purpose by serving as a guide for subsequent reading .

Rationale Attempts to enhance students¶ comprehension by having them react to a series of statements about a topic before they begin to read Utilizes prediction by activating students¶ prior knowledge and capitalizes on controversy as a motivational device to get students involved in the material to read .

whereas questions require students to produce a response(Herber&Nelson.Rationale Statements be used in lieu of questions as an initial means to get students more involved in their learning because statements require students only to recognise and respond. 1986) .

this time dealing with the text information as well.Rationale It incorporates all of these comprehension-enhancing strategies by asking students to react to statements that focus their attention on the topic to be learned It can also be used as the basis for post reading discussion wherein students react a second time. .

Intended Audience Any grade level With a variety of print and nonprint media Can be used to introduce a film. lecture. as well as to introduce a text reading assignment . or field trip. filmstrip. audiotape.

2. 4. 6. 7. 8. . Identify major concepts Determine students¶ knowledge of these concepts Create statements Decide statement order and presentation mode Present guide Discuss each statement briefly Direct the students to read the text Conduct follow-up discussion 3.Description of the Procedures 1. 5.

Students must be allowed to use their prior experiences in order to benefit from the use of prereading statements Experience-based statements are crucial to the success of anticipation guide or any other guide based on prediction . must be on a higher level of generality in order to be effective.Cautions and Comments Presents a versatile format for use by teachers to activate students¶ prior knowledge about a topic to be learned and to motivate them to pursue that information Teachers can assess the depth and breadth of students¶ knowledge about a topic Provides the following: Active involvement by students their own learning The use of prediction as means to stimulate comprehension Guidance in the form of purposesetting behaviours as students interact with the text in their effort to verify their prediction Guide statements must be within students¶ previous knowledge and. therefore.

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