Lesson Plan

Summaries and Predictions

Teach your second graders how to write a prediction and summarize book chapters in this exciting lesson!
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Making Predictions and Summarizing pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Making Predictions and Summarizing pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to make predictions about and then summarize a fictional text.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Tell Me What You ThinkSummarize ItThis Happened and Then
  • Show students the cover of a fiction text (such as Matilda by Roald Dahl) and demonstrate how to make a prediction by thinking aloud about the text, saying, “I wonder what this book is about. I see a child and a school. Maybe it is about a child going to school.”
  • Explain that you just made a prediction, which means to guess what might happen in the story. Now you will need to read the story to find out if your prediction is correct.

Beginning: Repeat explanation of prediction in student's home language (L1).

Intermediate:

  • Allow students to orally share their sentence frame with a partner.
  • Ask student to explain prediction in their own words.