It’s important to teach our students how to make predictions before, during, and after reading. Doing so will help them develop their reading comprehension skills. We are here to help you with your lesson plans for teaching predictions.
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How To Teach Making Predictions Lesson Plans
With our brand new reading unit, you can have lesson plans completely done for you! There are 7 lesson plans for you to effectively teach your students to predict before, during, and after their reading.
The 7 lesson plans are:
- What Is A Prediction?
- Using Our Schema To Make Predictions
- Making Predictions Before We Read
- Making Predictions While We Read
- Making Predictions After We Read
- Checking If Our Predictions Are Correct
- Putting It Altogether
Pre- And Post-Assessments
You can assess your students before teaching your lesson to determine what they already know about making predictions. Then, after you teach your reading unit, you can assess again to determine what they learned. This is beneficial for many reasons so that you can differentiate your instruction from what they already know. No need to reteach how to make a prediction if they already have a firm grasp on it! However, this is also beneficial for data teams, report cards, and you can show them at parent/teacher conferences.
It is important for students to be able to make predictions in a variety of texts. I prefer to use books when teaching any type of reading comprehension skill, but using short passages is important too.
These reading passages are short passages/paragraphs. Students read the passage. Then, they write their schema about what they already know. Then, based on the story and their schema, they write their prediction.
Students love to be investigators! With this fun activity, they get to put on their detective hats! In groups, students will take the photos out of the envelope. They will use their schema and the photos to make a prediction of what the envelope is about. In addition, they will record their findings in their prediction investigation notebook.
Write The Room
The teacher will place the pictures around the room. Students walk around and record their predictions about the picture. There are 2 different recording sheets. One is for the student to write their prediction and the other is for the student to highlight the prediction that makes the most sense.
It is important to include your reading comprehension skill within your reading centers as well. This reading unit has 2 reading centers. They are:
- Prediction With A Picture Task Cards: Students look at the picture. They write their prediction on the card.
- Puzzle Center: Students look at the picture. They match it to the prediction that makes sense.
What Else Is Included?
In addition to those activities, there are more engaging, fun activities included! They are:
- Graphic Organizers: Use these graphic organizers with any book that is perfect for making predictions! These can be used during independent reading, a listening center, partner reading, and more!
- Discussion Cards: Use these discussion cards in your small groups to further reading comprehension during guided reading.
- Prediction Pictures: With these no prep pages, students look at the picture and write or draw their prediction.
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