This assessment is designed to be used with "just right" books that students are reading during guided reading or a reading workshop time. Because the assessment can be linked to any fiction book, students have the opportunity to perform the predicting skills while reading at their own level. After your class (or guided reading group) has completed a unit focused on making predictions you can use this assessment to determine if students have internalized the predicting skills that have been taught. It is important to remember that this is not an assessment of the content of a text, it is to simply assess whether students understand and are able to apply the skill of making predictions.
This assessment was originally created for use in a second grade classroom but could be used by a variety of elementary grade levels, based on student ability. Students are asked to make an initial prediction based on a picture walk, two additional predictions while reading, and to analyze whether future reading warrants a revisions to previous predictions. This is all done in the aim of determining whether students have accomplished the metacognition required of predicting as a reading comprehension strategy.
Making Predictions Comprehension Assessment by Meredith Wilkinson Browand is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License