Reading A-Z
Make Predictions
Predictions encourage active reading and keep students interested, whether or not the predictions are correct. Incorrect predictions can signal a misunderstanding that needs to be revisited. Instruct students:
  • Look at the pictures, table of contents, chapter headings, maps, diagrams, and features. What subjects are in the book?
  • Write down predictions about the text. During reading, look for words or phrases from those predictions.
  • While reading, revise the predictions or make new ones.

TeacherVision: Directed Reading-Thinking Activity
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/skill-builder/reading/48610.html?detoured=1
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/skill-builder/reading/48711.html

Prediction Wheel
http://forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/stratwheel.html

eMINTS eTHEMES: Making Predictions
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00002484.shtml

Introduction to Predicting
http://www.miamisci.org/tec/introduction.html#predicting

Reading Clinic: Using Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply about Books
http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3868

Education World: Making Predictions
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/dailylp/dailylp/dailylp047.shtml

Read*Right*Think: Using the Prediction Strategy to Set Purpose for Reading
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=165