Friday, November 27, 2015

Prediction Board

Last week I conducted a lesson with two 6th grade girls from Thailand about making predictions. Basically what we did is read a story and make predictions.

What you'll need:

  • Poster board (or easel paper)
  • Different color post it notes for each child
  • Pencils
  • Crayons (or colored pencils)
  • Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
  • Paper

What to do:
  1. Do a picture walk using Enemy Pie with the students. Have them make predictions every few pages using only the pictures. Have each student write their predictions on their own colored post its and stick them to the "I predict" column.
  2. Have the students tell you why they came to their predictions on another post it note and stick it to the "Because" column (or the "evidence" column).
  3. After the picture walk go back and read the story with the children having them make (but not write down) new predictions with the evidence of the words and pictures. When you come across the sections the students wrote predictions about, have them stop and go over their original predictions and write new post its about what actually happened.
  4. Extension activity- Have the students create a poster advertising the story in a way that would get their friends and peers to read the book.

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