Follow the Clues

Invite your text detectives to bring their magnifying glasses to school to examine the clues in a text and make predictions. They write down three clues and a prediction on the graphic organizer.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Model how to complete the organizer first, leading your class through making a prediction for a story you are reading together
  • Send this home with learners to use when reading independently; you can collect the organizers as a sort of reading log
Classroom Considerations

  • The worksheet has three spaces exactly for clues, and sometimes there might not be exactly three clues that lead up to a prediction
Pros

  • Provides two examples to show how a first grader and a fourth grader completed the graphic organizer
  • Could be used with just about any text
  • Includes a description of how to use the organizer
Cons

  • None