Students will be able to make predictions about a fiction text.
- Ask: “What do you think will happen when you go home today?” Call on a few students to share their ideas.
- Say: “You just made predictions! Predictions are what you think will happen.”
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Tell students that readers make predictions as they read. By making predictions, readers make connections with the books they read and have fun seeing if their predictions are correct.
- Explain that you can make predictions about anything you read! Take out the picture book you selected and read the first 3-4 pages aloud. Think aloud to make a prediction about what you’ve read.
- Read the next 3-4 pages and check to see if your prediction was correct or not.
Guided Practice(10 minutes)
- Now ask students to make their own predictions about what they think will happen next in the book.
- Call on a few students to share their predictions.
- Now read the rest of the book to check and see if the students’ predictions were correct or not.
Independent working time(30 minutes)
- Have students select a fiction book at their reading level. Before they start reading, have them make a prediction based on the front cover and the pictures they see in the book. Ask students to draw and write their prediction on a piece of paper.
- Instruct students to read their books then check to see if what happened in the story matched their predictions.
- If students finish early, they can complete one of the following worksheets: Garden Power: Predictions, Birthday Party: Predictions, or New Puppy: Predictions.
Support: Have students write about whether their predictions were correct or not using details from the text to support their opinions.
Enrichment: Have a student's partner read their stories.
- Assess students’ understanding by noticing how they are making and checking their predictions.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Have students turn and talk to a partner to discuss whether or not their predictions were correct.