Anticipation Guide: Fiction (Picture Story Book)
Title: Charlie the Caterpillar Grade 2 DAES
Author: Dom DeLuise
Make up statements about a story you (teacher) have read but the students have not read.
Some statements should be true, some false. Each statement, though, should focus on one
element of fiction. Before the students read the story, they make guesses about whether
each statement is true or false. As they read the story, they read to verify their guesses.
The elements in parenthesis are suggested. They should be adapted to fit the story.
(Setting) The story will take place outside.
(Main character) The main character is a butterfly.
(Opposing character) There will be a bully in the story.
(Dialogue) Charlie speaks.
(Motive/cause) Everyone will want to play with Charlie.
(Character trait) Charlie is forgiving.
(Language) Charlie will say, ”Hi” to everyone he meets.
(Thematic motif) Charlie learns a lesson.