making predictions Thinking about what might happen is called making predictions.
When you make predictions, you are like a detective. clues You use clues in the story to help you predict.
Making Predictions Making Predictions Use information from the story. Use what you already know. Put the information together. Ask yourself if your prediction makes sense.
Let’s try it! The weather forecast is for rain. Which sentence best tells what would happen next? Winston will take an umbrella to school. Winston will leave his umbrella at home.
We don’t predict what the selection might be about. We don’t think about what we already know about a topic. We don’t form images as we read. We often just open a book, look at words, and begin turning pages. We don’t predict what the selection might be about. We don’t think about what we already know about a topic. We don’t form images as we read. We often just open a book, look at words, and begin turning pages. Sometimes we might struggle understanding because:
Kevin’s Book Kevin read a book he liked a lot. He was sorry when the story ended. He thought the author had done a great job. The next day Kevin took the book back to the library. What are the facts? What did Kevin think about the book? How did Kevin feel when he finished the book? What did Kevin think about the author?
Make a prediction about Kevin’s book What author might Kevin look for when he borrows another book? Why do you think so?
Read and make your prediction! On the way to school Ryan hit a big bump and fell off his bike. After he fell he stood up and saw that he had skinned his knee. When he got to school his pants were ripped. What do you think he will do?
Possible Answer: Ryan would probably call home and ask someone to bring him a different pair of pants. Ryan would probably call home and ask someone to bring him a different pair of pants.
Read and predict When Brandon and Deon were camping they decided to go fishing. While they were fishing they caught twelve fish. When it was time to go back to the camp site they put all the fish in a bucket. What do you think that they did with the fish? Why?
Possible Answer I predict that Brandon and Deon will take the fish out of the bucket when they get back to the camp site and then they will cook and eat the fish for dinner.
Read Carefully The two football teams were tied. The quarterback threw the ball down the field. The running back caught the ball and took off running. The crowd cheered wildly as the football player ran toward the goal line. two Make two different predictions that could happen next and explain why.
2 possible answers 1. I predict that he scores a touchdown. 2. I predict that he gets tackled before he reaches the goal line.
Remembering what you have learned, lets try some more!
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Remember Sometimes you will find new clues as you read. Sometimes you will find new clues as you read. This means you are being an active reader and a good detective This means you are being an active reader and a good detective Think about the new clues and what you already know. Think about the new clues and what you already know. Then make new predictions! Then make new predictions!
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