Making predictions while reading is an essential skill for comprehending text. Students do not intuitively know how to make effective predictions based on clues from the passage and their own experiences. That’s where this mini-unit comes in.
This interactive notebook resource is designed to help students practice and master the skill of making predictions while reading. Students will progress through 3 days of engaging and fun lessons while they showcase their learning with over 15 interactive shapes!
Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity --- Going to the Movies, Predicting the Future, a Top Secret Tips Puzzle and Prediction Flaps. Direct instruction on how to make predictions and prediction question stems, further develop students’ reading comprehension skills. Five original prediction passages also help students make accurate predictions as they practice supporting their predictions with evidence.
This detailed mini-unit includes:
- Teacher Guide for Implementing Interactive Notebooks
- Pictures of Each Interactive Notebook Shape
- 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
- 6 Movie Tickets
- Movie Ticket Graphic Organizer
- Crystal Ball Prediction Activity
- Top Secret Tips Puzzle
- Prediction Flaps
- Guided Notes on Making Predictions
- 3 Short Practice Passages
- 2 Long Practice Passages with Engaging Graphic Organizers
- All keys for student work and instruction
This unit is also available in a traditional format where students work in student packets. You can check them out here: Making Predictions Mini-Unit
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