Presentation on theme: "Guessing What Will Happen Next"— Presentation transcript:
1 Guessing What Will Happen Next Making PredictionsGuessing What Will Happen Next
2 Predicting:Making a prediction means guessing what will happen next in a reading. However, predictions are much more than just random guesses. To make a prediction, you will need to recall facts, make inferences, and draw conclusions. Practicing these skills—as you make predictions—will help you more fully understand what you read.
3 Making Predictions = Thinking Ahead Another term for making predictions is guessing or thinking ahead. Thinking ahead and guessing are different ways of saying “make a prediction.” Making predictions will give you ideas to think about as you read. The reading will confirm some of your predictions (tell you that you’re right) and will correct some of your mistaken predictions.Making Predictions = Thinking Ahead
4 EvidenceMaking predictions requires evidence. You might find evidence in a title, an illustration, a specific part of the reading, or in your own personal experience or background knowledge.Evidence can be found in:Titles, subtitlesIllustrations (pictures)specific detailspersonal experiencebackground knowledge (what you already know)
5 Steps 1, 2, and 3: Preview, Make a Prediction, and Find Evidence Let’s look at an example. Have you ever read this book before? Without even opening the book, we can gather a lot of evidence from the title, front cover, back cover, and illustrations.Based on this evidence, what do you think the book will be about? What evidence did you use to make this prediction?
6 Step 3: Make a Prediction Here’s an example of a prediction you might make before opening the book. This prediction is based on the title and the bear’s scary shadow in the illustration.Prediction: A little mouse has to give a red strawberry to a big, hungry bear.Evidence: The title and the bear’s scary shadow.
7 Step 4: Read the material After making predictions, it’s time to read the material. As you read, you will gather information about your original ideas. When you finish reading, you will use that information to confirm or correct your predictions. If the information you found in the reading is the same as your prediction, your prediction is confirmed. If you need to make changes to your prediction, it needs to be corrected.ReadGather InformationConfirm or Correct Predictions
8 Step 5: Confirm or Correct Example If you read this book, you would learn that the story is actually about the way the little mouse keeps the strawberry safe from the bear. So, by reading the book, you could adjust your prediction to make it more accurate.Prediction:A little mouse has to give a red strawberry to a big, hungry bear.Evidence:The title and the bear’s scary shadow.Correction:A little mouse saves a strawberry from the big, hungry bear.
9 Step 5: Confirm or Correct Making predictions is important at the beginning and in the middle of a reading. In the middle of this book, we learn that there is only one way to keep a red, ripe strawberry safe from the big, hungry bear. Use your background knowledge (what you already know) to make a prediction:Prediction: The only way to keep the strawberry safe is ____________.(What made you say that? )Evidence: What evidence do you have?
10 ReviewRemember these simple steps for making a prediction. First, preview the material. Then, make a logical guess about what will happen next. Look for evidence, then read the material. After reading, confirm or correct your predictions.1. Preview2. Find Evidence3. Make a Prediction4. Read the Material (complete the assignments)5. Confirm or Correct
11 Practice ActivityUse this lesson to practice making predictions. Look at Lesson 3 in GS 120L in I- Learn to preview the lesson title, subtitles, bold words, and illustrations (if any) of the assignments posted. Guess what the unit will be about. Find evidence that helped you make your prediction.Step 1: PreviewStep 2: Make a PredictionStep 3: Find EvidencePrediction: (What do you think this lesson is going to be about?)
12 Practice ActivityNow that you have made your guess on what the unit will be about, continue completing the assignments for the remainder of this lesson. While you are working on the assignments, look for information that will help you to confirm or correct your prediction.Step 4: Read the Material - Complete all Lesson 3 Assignments
13 Practice ActivityWas your prediction accurate? Can you confirm it, or do you need to make corrections? You’ll only find out after you have completed all the assignments.Step 5. Confirm or Correct (only after you have completed all of Lesson 3)
14 Review: Making Predictions Remember, making predictions is important before and during reading. Making predictions will help you understand and remember more than if you read without making predictions.Lets Review the steps to making predictions:1. Preview2. Make a prediction3. Find Evidence4. Read the material5. Confirm or Correct