We often ask students to read a passage or a portion of some content area material and then make a prediction about what will happen next. This commonly used strategy often indicates whether a student really understands what he or she has read. Students who can't make good predictions and tell you why they made those predictions may not comprehend what they've read.
This tool makes it easier for you to improve your English language learners' comprehension by improving prediction skills. We have provided two versions of the "In the Future" form, one for individual work and one for group work. Each form requires students to do the following: (1) Predict what will happen next; (2) Tell why they think so; (3) Evaluate their prediction; (4) Tell how they would improve their prediction next time.