Making Predictions in Fiction

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Have Fun Reading: Choice Board
Have Fun Reading: Choice Board
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Have Fun Reading: Choice Board
With this Have Fun Reading Choice Board, budding bookworms can choose from a variety of engaging reading-based activities, from reading in a cozy blanket fort to drawing or acting out their favorite part of a story.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
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Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Students read an excerpt adapted from L. Frank Baum’s short story “The Girl Who Owned a Bear” and answer reading comprehension questions about the text.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet features 5 days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade year. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet features five days of engaging learning activities designed to help learners prepare for their second grade debut.
2nd grade
Science
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet features five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade year.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
In this lesson, your students will identify rhyming words and create illustrations from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. They will love listening to this classic book!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Get Reading! Choice Board
Get Reading! Choice Board
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Get Reading! Choice Board
This ELA-focused choice board is perfect for supporting independence and encouraging students to practice their reading skills, build reading fluency, and boost reading comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions with Text Evidence
Making Predictions with Text Evidence
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Making Predictions with Text Evidence
This exercise will give your students practice reading a text, making a prediction, and citing text evidence to support it. They will use introductory phrases as they complete sentence frames to create strong evidence-based sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Garden Power: Predictions
Garden Power: Predictions
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Garden Power: Predictions
Get ready to make predictions! Students read a short text independently, then draw and write about what they think will happen next.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Birthday Party: Predictions
Birthday Party: Predictions
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Birthday Party: Predictions
After reading a short text, students gain practice making predictions about what will happen next.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Summarize It
Summarize It
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Summarize It
Help your second graders practice their reading fluency while also using their prediction and summarizing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
New Puppy: Predictions
New Puppy: Predictions
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New Puppy: Predictions
After reading a short text about a new puppy, students gain practice making predictions about what will happen next.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions: The Lion and the Mouse
Making Predictions: The Lion and the Mouse
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Making Predictions: The Lion and the Mouse
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Reading Pictures
Vocabulary Cards: Reading Pictures
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Vocabulary Cards: Reading Pictures
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Reading Pictures.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions: Before, During, After!
Making Predictions: Before, During, After!
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Making Predictions: Before, During, After!
Students will practice making and adjusting predictions about their texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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My Prediction
My Prediction
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My Prediction
Students can use this open ended worksheet to practice making predictions using complete sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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The Best Prediction
The Best Prediction
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The Best Prediction
Are some predictions better than others? In this worksheet, students identify the event most likely to happen and use details from the story to explain their thinking.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning to Make Predictions
Learning to Make Predictions
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Learning to Make Predictions
Use the exercises on this sheet to teach and practice the skill of making predictions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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First, Then, Last
First, Then, Last
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First, Then, Last
Use this simple and effective graphic organizer to have students predict or describe events from their own lives or from stories.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Will Happen Next? (Part Two)
What Will Happen Next? (Part Two)
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What Will Happen Next? (Part Two)
Using this fun prediction practice worksheet, students will develop reading and comprehension skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions Task Cards
Making Predictions Task Cards
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Making Predictions Task Cards
Use these task cards to get your reflective readers making and adjusting predictions about their texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Follow the Clues
Follow the Clues
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Follow the Clues
Clues can help us make predictions! Students will read a story about Molly, find the clues, and use those clues to predict what Molly will do next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prediction Patrol
Prediction Patrol
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Prediction Patrol
Not all predictions are created equal. In this worksheet, students seek to identify the events that are most likely to happen while explaining their thinking.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What Will Happen Next? (Part One)
What Will Happen Next? (Part One)
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What Will Happen Next? (Part One)
Using this fun prediction practice worksheet, students will develop not only reading and comprehension skills—but life skills as well!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions in Fiction

They say you can’t predict the future, but with a little help from these activities, you might come pretty close! Making predictions based on reading is a key concept of comprehension, our stash of activities are designed to help your student draw conclusions from all kinds of text -- and to help you teach it more effectively, too.

Making Predictions in Fiction Texts Resources

Making predictions shows the reader is actively involved in the materials and is using their imagination. Students consider context clues, dialogue, character traits, and other elements of the story when imagining a future scenario. The tools in Learning Library teach kids how make predictions thoughtfully based off context clues. The numerous curated lesson plans include step-by-step instructions that are simple to follow. Making Predictions Lesson teaches kids to provide evidence that supports their thoughts on what might happen next. Making Predictions, which can be used as a pre-lesson for English learners, challenges students to anticipate what may happen based off a story that is read to them in class.

There are selected printable worksheets that exercise prediction skills, too. Some worksheets nudge students to imagine a future scenario based off visual cues. Follow the Clues is a popular worksheet that requires some detective work and analytical thinking. These tools and other resources on making predictions in fiction texts support kids in becoming engaged readers with an outlook toward the future.