It Doesn't Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature


  • Aug 5 2010 8:13 PM

    // Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students listen to the beginning of a story and then use details in the text, personal experience, and prior knowledge to predict the way the story will end. To support their predictions, the class discusses the plot elements of the book to the stopping point as well as experiences they have had with other books in the genre and in their own lives. Students individually create illustrations of the story's ending that reflect their predictions and share these illustrations with the class before the entire book is read again. After the entire book has been read, students compare their endings to the ending in the original story. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Literature, Reading Comprehension