Making Predictions #1

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How can you tell what is going to happen next in a story? Learn to make predictions with five sections of stories. Kids read the beginning, and then write what they believe will happen next. Additionally, they provide evidence for their predictions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add to a homework packet or literacy center
  • Have kids write a larger portion of the story based on their predictions
  • Do the same activity with text from kids' novels or short stories that they are reading in class
Classroom Considerations
  • Passages have long paragraphs, which might be hard for struggling readers to follow
  • Fosters critical reading skills as well as inference skills
  • Each passage provides details for kids to use as they make their predictions
  • None
Common Core