Lesson Plan

What’s Next?

Guess what comes next! Teach your students to make a prediction based on textual evidence.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to make a prediction based on evidence in a fictional text.

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

Introduction

(2 minutes)
  • Tell students that together you are going to learn how to make a prediction while reading.
  • Review the definition of a prediction (i.e., something you think will happen based on clues or evidence).

Beginning

  • Provide student-friendly definitions of "evidence," "clues," and "prediction" in English and L1 if applicable.

Intermediate

  • Have students do a think-pair-share activity to discuss the meaning of "prediction" orally.