I've been working on a nonfiction reading unit for the past several weeks and recently stumbled upon anticipation guides. Apparently they're widely used, so I have no idea how I had never heard of them. I am really excited about incorporating them into my reading and science instruction, because my students have a difficult time understanding the complex material.
We're currently studying Ancient Greece, so I've started using the anticipation guides for the Magic Tree House Ancient Greece and the Olympics. Since it's a chapter book, I made a different anticipation guide for each chapter, and my students really seem to enjoy using the guides.
You can click on the picture for the anticipation guides that I've made, and I'll share whatever I make when we get to our new units.