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Reading Comprehension Strategy: Making Predictions - Crystal Ball
This 64-page resource can be used repeatedly throughout the year. It includes 16 different designs and 4 separate sets of instructions prompting students to predict what they think will happen in the book, story, video, or movie they will soon read or watch.
After they've finished reading/watching their assigned book/video, have them go back and compare what actually happened with their predictions.
Making predictions is a reading comprehension strategy that also pairs well with read alouds. Before reading the book to your students, show them the cover of the book and maybe provide a brief description. Consider providing them with your own predictions of what you think will happen in the book. You may also do this while writing/drawing your own prediction within one of the crystal ball worksheets as a demonstration for the students. Afterward, have them draw and/or write their own predictions in the crystal ball and discuss some of their predictions. Once you've finished the read aloud, have more students compare their initial predictions.
These are also perfect for bulletin boards. You can either use the full page or have students cut out their crystal ball predictions before you put them on display.
Please see the PREVIEW pages provided.
- Reading Centers
- Homework Folders
- Independent and Small Group Work
- Bulletin Boards
- Read Alouds
- Before watching movies or video clips
- Frequently throughout the year