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Reading Lesson Plan Step # 6 - Anticipatory Set

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Anticipatory set is the sixth step in writing a flawless reading lesson plan. While writing out this section of the lesson plan you must outline how you will activate the students prior knowledge, and present a brief summary of what they will be learning.

For this section, you can reference step two of the general 8 step lesson plan format for ideas and questions to ask yourself before writing out your anticipatory set.

Example:
  • Ask students to close their eyes and visualize what they know about a farm.
  • Ask the class to contribute to a discussion about what they know about the animals on a farm.
  • Remind students of a class trip to a farm.
  • Tell the class how important farm animals are to the earth.

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