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

Prediction Wheel

eMINTS eTHEMES: Making Predictions

Introduction to Predicting

Reading Clinic: Using Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply about Books

Education World: Making Predictions

Read*Right*Think: Using the Prediction Strategy to Set Purpose for Reading