What is something you like to do when you are reading?
Developing the ability to make predictions while reading helps readers to understand and remember the text better. Making predictions helps readers see connections between ideas and make inferences. Predicting is an important part of the reading process and helps build comprehension.
Exploring Predictions in Reading
prediction: An educated guess about what may happen in the future based on evidence from the present. inference: Drawing conclusions based on evidence and making educated guesses about something that is not stated in the text. comprehension: The ability to understand and gain meaning from what is read.
What do you think will be the most important reading skill for 4th/5th graders to have?
- The ability to comprehend complex texts
- The ability to read quickly
- The ability to read silently and with expression
- The ability to read out loud with accuracy
Making predictions is a skill that can be used in all areas of life, not just when reading. When making predictions, readers sometimes use clues from the cover, title, or illustrations to help. Readers can track their predictions as they read, and evaluate if their predictions were correct or incorrect.
Draw / write: What do you think will be the future of reading? How do you think technology will affect our reading habits?
Draw / write: What changes do you think we need to make in order to make reading more accessible and enjoyable for everyone?
What do you think the impact of reading will be on our lives in the future?
How can we encourage more people to read in the future?