The Tempest: Anticipation Guide

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Begin your unit on William Shakespeare's The Tempest with a helpful anticipation guide. Learners read ten statements that connect to the play's literary themes, and note whether they believe the statement is true or false.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members choose one of the statements to expand into a narrative or persuasive essay
  • Encourage readers to refer back to their opinions after they have finished the play, and see if they have changed their mind
Classroom Considerations
  • Purpose and directions are explained in detail
  • Add additional statements that reflect the themes you want to reinforce in your reading unit
  • Parts of the worksheet are in color, and may not come out well in black and white
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Pros
  • Prompts a thought-provoking discussion that would lead into your instruction about the play's themes
  • Helpful resource for struggling readers to connect to the text
Cons
  • None
Common Core