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Prediction Log
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  • Upper elementary and above

  • Narrative texts

  • Preview text

  • Make predictions

  • Justify predictions

  • Set purpose for reading

  • Monitor comprehension

  • Encourage active engagement

  • Questioning

  • Writing

  • Mark key points in the story at which the students will write predictions.

  • Give prediction log papers to the students.


  • Students preview the story and write their predictions at the designated points.

    • After reading each section, students determine if their predictions were correct.

    • Using their prediction logs and with the teacher's guidance, the students:

      • Discuss their predictions

      • Explain why they made the predictions

      • Discuss how they constructed meaning through the story

  • Students discuss how their personal experiences influenced their understanding of the story.

  • Students discuss predictions that were not confirmed and what they missed in reading that led them to the wrong conclusions.

  • Students write their reactions or their responses to the story and the discussion

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