Lesson Plan

Making Predictions and Summarizing

Help your ELs use transition words as they make predictions and summarize a short fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
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Students will be able to make predictions and summarize a fictional text.

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Students will be able to make predictions and summarize a fictional text with transition words using a sequencing activity and paragraph frame.

Introduction

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  • Activate prior knowledge of predictions by modeling a scenario that fits your class routine/culture. For example, act as if you are getting ready to administer a test, do a craft, or something similar. Have students make a guess as to what will happen next based on one or two pieces of evidence.
  • Write the following sentence frame on the board:
    • Based on ________, I believe that ________ will happen next.
  • Allow students to share their ideas and record them on the whiteboard.
  • Explain that today they will be learning to recognize how transition words support us in making predictions and summarizing short fictional texts.
  • Call on a volunteer to read the learning goal for the day: "I can make predictions and summarize a fictional text with transition words using a sequencing activity and paragraph frame."
  • Call on a volunteer to find the transition word (next) in the sentence frame you wrote on the board.