Making predictions is a wonderful strategy to teach students to increase their comprehension! I explain to my students that while reading; good readers make logical guesses about what is going to happen in the story. Students do this by using text clues (headings, title, pictures, etc.). These logical guesses are called predictions. Not only do good readers make predictions, but they also revise or change their predictions when they learn new information. When these good readers are finished, they go back and confirm whether their prediction is correct by using evidence from the text.
This download includes six different interactive notebook pages you can use with you class to teach making predictions. These pages have students explore text features, make predictions, confirm predictions and justify their confirmation with text evidence.
About interactive notebooks:
Definition: An interactive notebook is a personalized textbook , or a working portfolio of notes, classwork, even quizzes all in one spot!
Benefits : Have you ever heard, “I can’t remember what we did yesterday? I left it at home. I was gone yesterday, what did I miss? “ Well, those days are gone! The students will have an entire portfolio to use to help them throughout the year.
1. Date and number each page
2. Keep a Table of contents
3. Don’t allow doodling that doesn’t relate to notes
4. Notebook should only be used in a specific class
5. No tearing out pages!
6. Write title and author at the top of each page.
1. Left side belongs to students—diagrams, cartoons, drawings, poems, foldables, etc.
2. Right side belongs to teacher– teacher guided notes, comments to students, graded tests.
These pages are included in my Interactive Notebook Bundle
. Which has over 75 pages of interactive notebook foldables to improve students comprehension!