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.
Before and during reading.
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.
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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