I Can Infer Predictions Based on an Analysis of Motive

Use a character or person's motivation as the basis for a prediction of that character or person's next action. Pupils select an individual from their reading, copy a quote, write down an inference about that character's motives, and note down a prediction with rationale.

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Pros

  • Includes a chart for analyzing the character and separate lines for the prediction; this organization breaks up the task into smaller pieces for learners
Cons

  • Some students will need additional instruction or scaffolding; perhaps choose the quote together and provide a sentence frame for the prediction