September 21, 2017
by Lily Jones

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Predict It

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EL Adjustments
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Do you need extra help for EL students? Try the Making Predictions pre-lesson.

Students will be able to make predictions about a fiction text.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments
(5 minutes)
  • 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.”
(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.
(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.
(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.

(5 minutes)
  • Assess students’ understanding by noticing how they are making and checking their predictions.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students turn and talk to a partner to discuss whether or not their predictions were correct.

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