For this assignment, you will work with a partner to create two different anticipation guides (one for each of you). Each anticipation guide will include five statements that challenge or modify students’ preexisting understandings of the material you wish to cover in your lesson. The statements should spark discussion and provide ways for students to connect their own experiences to your topic while also tapping into possible misconceptions about the topic.

You may refer to the models from your handouts and the Wood et al reading on Extended Anticipation Guides for ideas.
Math and Foreign Language folks especially might use ideas from a similar Reaction Review Guide to engage students in responding and reacting to statements after reading and/or learning about new concepts.

To complete this assignment:
  1. Select one of the texts you brought in earlier in the semester that considers a certain “issue” in your discipline. Share this text and topic with your partner so they can begin thinking about your issue as well as their own.
  2. For homework, write five anticipatory statements you might ask your students to react to prior to reading each of these “issues” texts. You should have five statements for your own text and five statements for your partner’s topic. Bring these two sets of statements with you to our next class.
  3. During class, you will work with your partner to finalize your 5 best “anticipatory statements” across all ten of your ideas for each text.
  4. Then, you will use your five statements in a word document to create an “Extended Anticipation Guide” activity sheet (complete with directions). Each of you will upload your document to the wikispace to share with the rest of the class.
  5. Locate an online resource that might supplement/enrich your students’ understanding of your topic and the issues involved (see p. 99 of the Wood et al book for examples). Incorporate this resource into your worksheet to activate or build students’ knowledge about your topic, so they can more act ively engage in the anticipatory discussions.
  6. Here's a template from you to work from in class if you'd like!

Download a copy of the assignment/grading sheet:


Add a link to your anticipatory statement guide here. Type your name, the topic, and provide a link to your activity sheet.
(To add your file, click on the "edit" tab, add another bulleted item to the list below, put your cursor where you want to insert the file
, click on the "tree icon" in the editor bar, browse to find your file, click on upload while it spins, watch it get "added" to the file/icon list, double click on the file and the "code" will be inserted where your cursor was). Click Save on the editor bar, and it should be uploaded.


Fall 2009


Spring 2009

EDC448 Students Spring 2010:



Fall 2010 Type your name, the topic, and provide a link to your activity sheet.
(To add your file, click on the "edit" tab, add another bulleted item to the list below by hitting enter/return at the end of the line, put your cursor where you want to insert the file, click on the "tree icon" in the editor bar, browse to find your file, click on upload while it spins, watch it get "added" to the file/icon list, double click on the file and the "code" will be inserted where your cursor was). Click Save on the editor bar, and it should be uploaded.




Spring 2011


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