Lesson Plan

Predicting Pictures

Enhance your child's predictive abilities with this creative reading lesson. By imitating the styles of Eric Carle's Do You Want to Be My Friend?, students will create and share their own mini guessing games.
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Learning Objectives

Student will be able to make predictions using textual and visual cues.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Go over what it means to predict something. Explain that a prediction is a guess about something that will happen in the future.
  • Display the cover of Do You Want to Be My Friend? by Eric Carle.
  • Ask the class to examine the cover and make some predictions about what the book will be about. Some great guiding questions are: Who seems to be looking for a friend? What's different between the two animals?