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“An anticipation guide is a series of statements to which students must respond individually before reading the text. Their value lies in the discussion that takes place after the exercise.” (Vacca and Vacca) The sentences should be short “agree/disagree” opinion statements or facts for students to predict; the best ones are those that are a little controversial and will get students debating. After the discussion, read the piece of text, then revisit the statements on the anticipation guide. Some teachers include a column for students to record whether the author would agree or disagree with each statement.

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The teacher featured in this video is Ben Jameson from Elk Ridge Middle School.

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