Making predictions is an important metacognitive skill that aids comprehension, memory, and enjoyment. The Predicting lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students make reasonable predictions based on evidence in the text. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Predicting lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.