Literacy Training
Anticipation Reaction Guides

Anticipation Reaction Guides

What: Anticipation Reaction Guides (AR Guides) are advanced organizers that are used before, during, and after reading. The teacher creates a set of opinion statements to activate student background knowledge before they read, to identify textual evidence related to the statements while they are reading, and to reconsider their opinions in the light of textual evidence after reading.

Why: AR Guides support comprehension of complex text and use of textual evidence. They have been proven to be an effective tool with middle school students across content areas and when used in classroom, intervention, and special education settings (Duffelmeyer 1994; Kozen, Murray, and Windell 2006).

Training Webinar

Dr. Deborah Reed demonstrates how to use Anticipation Reaction Guides (AR Guides) to support adolescent reading comprehension across content areas. Learn how to use these advanced graphic organizers to activate student background knowledge, support their comprehension of complex texts, and build their use of text evidence to support opinions.

Participants Outcomes

  • Learn how AR Guides support reading comprehension
  • Learn how to prepare effective AR Guide statements
  • Learn how to instruct students in the use of AR Guides before, during and after reading a text.

 

   

 

Anticipation Reaction Template

Anticipation Reaction Template

digiCOACH Walkthrough Tool

ARG Walkthrough Tool digiCOACH Edition

Use the Anticipation Reaction Guide Walkthrough Tool during classroom walkthroughs to:

  • Identify key instructional Look-Fors important to Anticipation Reaction Guide instruction
  • Give formative teacher feedback and help instructional refinement
  • Guide productive coaching conversations
  • Inform additional training needs

This tool is available in paper form by downloading the pdf or digitally through the digiCOACH app – free to CALI Reads participants.

 

Available digitally through the digiCOACH app – free to CALI Reads participants.

  1. Print a copy of the AR Guides Look Fors here.
  2. Print a copy of the AR Guides Feedback Statements here.
  3. Use the Anticipation Reaction Guide Walkthrough Tool during classroom walkthroughs to:
    • Identify key instructional Look-Fors important to AR Guides instruction
    • Give formative teacher feedback and help instructional refinement
    • Guide productive coaching conversations
    • Inform additional training needs