Learning to make predictions will help children become better readers because they’ll be able to use what they are reading and what they already know to figure out what could happen next in the story. Learning to make inferences will help them become better readers because they'll be able to use what they are reading and what they already know to figure out things about the story or the characters that the author doesn’t come right out and say.
Help your students practice both of these important skills with this activity. Pages 1 and 2 direct students to read short paragraphs and predict what is likely to happen next.
The third page directs students to read sentences and determine what inferences can be made based on the information they have.
Good for assessment OR practice!