Using Anticipation Guides with ELLs

I like using anticipation guides in my guided reading groups because it allows my ELLs to have an idea about what the story will be about and also sets a purpose for reading!


Flying Start Informational Text M


Anticipation Guide 

My steps to using an anticipation guide:

  1. Intro book’s main idea – table of contents skim and scan
  2. Front load any important vocabulary
  3. True/False Anticipation Guide- Set a purpose for reading
  4. Read for fluency and comprehension
  5. Thumbs up if you find information from the anticipation guide and monitor your comprehension
  6. Fill out After/During Reading and change any Falses to Trues with new information

Let me know if you use anticipation guides and like them for previewing the text to your ELLs!