Lesson Plan

Making Predictions

In this lesson, students will practice making predictions while telling stories. Students will learn to use sequencing words like first, then, and last. This lesson can be used alone or with the Predict It lesson plan.
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Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to make predictions when listening to a story.

Language

Students will be able to make predictions with transition words using sentence frames and graphic organizers for support.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Tell students the first part of a story (e.g. a time when you went to the beach or when you walked into the classroom this morning).
  • Ask students to predict what happens next in your story.
  • Call on a few students to share their predictions with the class.