Stirring Up the Schema Pot
Never Just Jump into Difficult Text
Anticipation guides not only help develop student engagement with text, they help activate background knowledge (schema) that will be essential to understanding the text. Develop an anticipation guide that allows kids to stir up the pot of their background knowledge so they can make connections to the new content more easily.
Anticipation Guide for Bears Are People Too
- True or False You should always share your beer with a thirsty bear if he asks you.
- True or False Bears love to eat fresh salmon, but since it makes them smell bad, you might think about what happens when you eat salmon.
- True or False Yogi was smarter than the average bear.
- True or False Smokey tells it like it is.