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In this predicting outcomes learning exercise, students use the information they already know and what the author is telling them to make a prediction. Students read several short passages and then write their predictions on the line.
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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...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tuck Everlasting: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Encourage close reading for young learners with a lesson based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. The first part of the resource guides readers through a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA), prompting them to make predictions...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hatchet Book Report
Pair these activities with your study of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Learners find vocabulary words to look up, make predictions about the story, practice with main ideas and details, draft summaries, complete journal entries, and write...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Before, During, and After Reading Activities
Address a multitude of skills with a series of nonfiction reading graphic organizers. From making predictions and accessing prior knowledge to think-pair-share and retelling information, the activities are a solid addition to any...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Bridge to Terabithia: Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction
What happens next? Young readers examine the details in a passage from Bridge to Terabithia and use these specifics to craft predictions about what will happen next to Jesse and Leslie in Paterson's fantasy.
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
HOOT Directed Reading Thinking Activity
It's helpful to encourage kids to make predictions when beginning a reading unit. Before reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, have kids read Susan Barlow Broggi's Am I Grown Up When I'm Not Afraid of Spiders in My Shoes? to make predictions...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens Next?
While your students may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Predicting a Mystery's Solution
Practice making informed predictions. Have your class create a paper fortune-teller and ask questions about the future. They compare the fortune-telling process to the more informed kind of predictions they make while reading. They...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction
How do you make a prediction? Practice active reading comprehension strategies, like making predictions, with your readers. Learners make predictions during the independent reading of Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sacher. They observe...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed