Lesson Plan

Make a Prediction

Teach your students to make predictions as they read, and it guides them to use text evidence to back up their predictions. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/making-predictions-lesson/" target="_blank">Making Predictions Lesson</a>.
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Students will be able to practice making predictions and support their thinking with evidence from the text.


Students will be able to identify text evidence for their predictions using introductory phrases with sentence frames and word banks.


(2 minutes)
Introductory PhrasesMaking Predictions with Text EvidenceWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateGlossary: Make a PredictionVocabulary Cards: Make a Prediction
  • Write the word "predict" on the board and have students talk to a shoulder partner about what they think it means. Collect student answers, and confirm and correct as needed.
  • Explain that we predict when we say what we think will happen in the future.
  • Offer an example of predicting. Share that if there are dark clouds that move in the sky while you’re outside playing, the prediction would be that it is probably time to go inside. You can make that prediction because you know that dark clouds usually mean storms.
  • Go over the objectives of the lesson with the group and explain that they will be making predictions using text evidence. This lesson will focus on how to use a certain format when providing text evidence.