Teaching Comprehension skills is very difficult in emergent readers. Word Prediction is a great way to make children slow down and look at the words. Word Prediction also builds fluency and sight word knowledge as I have included sight words from the Fry's list. I use these in small groups. I let the children attempt them independently. Then we go back together and read it to see if what we picked makes the most sense. The kids are actively engaged and enjoy this activity.