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Anticipation Guide for The Crucible

For Students 8th - 9th
Before reading The Crucible with your ninth graders, give your class this prereading guide. They write agree or disagree for nine statements listed. Example statement: Honesty is always the best policy. What makes this guide even better...
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Dandelion Wine: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If forced to move and give away almost everything you own, what five non-essential things would you take with you?  Prior to reading about Mrs. Bentley in chapter 15 of Dandelion Wine, individuals are asked to respond to this problematic...
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Anticipation Guide for Much Ado About Nothing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is falling in love easy or hard? Challenge your class to consider seven statements about love and relationships before reading Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Then, as you work your way through the play, revisit the sheet to record...
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Fahrenheit 451 Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Are anticipation guides effective? The first two pages of this lesson describe what an anticipation guide is and how to use it effectively. On the final page is the anticipation guide; use it to get your class talking about censorship...
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Anticipation Guide for Of Mice and Men Chapter 3

For Students 8th - 9th
Before reading chapter three in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, provide your class with this prereading activity. Readers study nine questions to determine how the events of chapters one and two will affect chapter three. Get your kids...
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Only What You Can Take There and Back Again...A Problematic Situation for Of Mice and Men

For Students 8th - 9th
Beans? Blankets? Books? As you gear up to read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, consider having your class members complete a problematic situation activity. Participants rank 22 items in order of importance. They then must consider...
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Flowers for Algernon: Cloze Procedure

For Students 7th - 12th
Is this text too advanced for your class? Find out if it fits your class' ability level with the cloze procedure. First, have your class read the full two-page text. Then, as they read the incomplete version, they attempt to recall the...
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In the Time of Butterflies: List-Group-Label

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Use the list-group-label strategy to introduce your class to In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. The teacher begins by writing a word on the board (dictatorship is suggested here), and then the kids write as many words as...
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Poetry Poll

For Students 7th - 12th
How many kids in your class enjoy reading poetry? How do you know? Before starting a poetry unit, present your class with this poetry poll. Add some questions of your own to tailor it to specific authors or poems you're trying to include...
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The Crucible: A Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

For Students 8th - 10th
Before starting Arthur Miller's The Crucible, front-load some vocabulary with a crossword puzzle. Sixteen definitions are presented, and learners must brainstorm and record the vocabulary term for each. Unfortunately, neither a word bank...
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KWHL Strategy for Jane Eyre

For Students 10th - 11th
Have you ever attended a boarding school? Do you know anyone that has? Before beginning Jane Eyre, have your class use the KWHL chart included to explore the topic of boarding schools. What makes this chart unique is the H portion, which...
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Attitude and Interest Survey

For Students 7th - 12th
Are you about to launch into one of William Shakespeare's plays or a collection of his sonnets? If you doubt your class has read much Shakespeare, have them complete this attitude and interest survey. A lot of preconceived notions swirl...
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The Catcher in the Rye: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th
"Mistakes are necessary; therefore, we shouldn't shelter children from the world." Class members agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or disagree with a series of statements related to concepts explored in The Catcher in the Rye....
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KWL Comprehension Strategy: Maus I and II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How much does your class know about World War II? Before reading Art Spiegelman's Maus I, lead your class in creating a KWL chart. Knowing the background and setting of the novel are extremely important in understanding this survivor's...
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Problematic Situation: Romeo and Juliet

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Is it ok to be mad at someone who comes to your party uninvited? What about someone who interrupts you? For this prereading strategy, your class members must decide whether or not they'd get angry in the 10 situations provided. Then,...
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Speak Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Although labeled an anticipation guide, this plan is designed to be used about 22 pages into Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. A guide is provided with 10 statements. As they read each one, they mark whether or not they agree and whether...
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Frankenstein Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Before your high schoolers embark on the journey of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, provide them with this prereading activity. Independently, they respond to seven statements that connect with the novel. For example, they must decide if...
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A Clockwork Orange: Anticipation Guide and 4 Corners

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Get your kids up and moving with this prereading activity for A Clockwork Orange! After your class completes the anticipation guide (included), they walk to the corner of the room that you've deemed for those who strong disagree,...
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Anticipation Guide from Ethan Frome

For Students 9th - 12th
Before starting Ethan Frome, a novel by Edith Wharton, give your class this anticipation guide. Ten statements are shown, and class members must decide which statements they believe to be true and which ones they believe to be false....
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Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA): Pre-Reading In Cold Blood

For Students 11th - 12th
Start your unit by reading the "Ballade des Pendus," by the character Villon. The class makes predictions, discusses what they might already know about the text, and reads the selection together. There are step-by-step plans detailed...
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Prereading Activity for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reward

For Students 4th
In this prereading activity for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reward worksheet, 4th graders complete a chart about picking up litter before reading the selection.