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The House of the Scorpion: Anticipation Guide

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Introduce Nancy Farmer's award-winning science fiction novel, The House of the Scorpion, with an anticipation guide that asks readers to agree or disagree with a series of statements that reflect the major concepts in the story. Follow the step-by-step directions to create your own anticipation guide or use the one provided in the resource.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a poster of the class's first responses, then conduct the survey again after readers have completed the novel and compare the results
Classroom Considerations
  • The first in a series of six resources designed for The House of the Scorpion
  • The resource includes a rationale for the activity, step-by-step directions for creating an anticipation guide, and a sample guide that can be reproduced
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