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Activating Prior Knowledge
Previewing and Using Text Structure
Setting a Purpose for Reading
Adjusting the Rate of Reading
Predicting Ideas and Events
Using Imagery
Using Cueing Systems Effectively
Employ Vocabulary Techniques
Connect Text to Experience
Monitor Comprehension
Check for Understanding
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Predicting Ideas and Events

Curriculum Strategies for Reading

Strategies for Helping Readers

Predicting Ideas and Events

Making initial and on-going predictions of ideas and events. Prediction accuracy is greatly enhanced when readers activate prior knowledge and preview and utilize text structure.

When Can It Be Used?

Before and during reading.

What You Can Do to Support This Strategy:

Start by discussing the title of the reading assignment with your students. What do they think it suggests? What do they think this (--) will be about?

Try Hang-A-Story with your students to help them predict events as they read.

Find Out More

Florida's Instructional Technology Resource Center presents tips on teaching about predicting and using a prediction wheel.

This ReadWriteThink's lesson plan (Using the Prediction Strategy to Set Purposes for Reading) deals with the text The Noonday Friends, but can be adapted to use with other texts as well.


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