Making Predictions

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Making Predictions

What does making predictions about a text mean? In this video Zayd and Ari are getting ready for a trip! As they gather things to pack, we learn all about making predictions. Continue reading below to learn more about what can making predictions help with.

Making Predictions in Reading

What is a prediction? A prediction is something that you think will happen based on what you already know. We can make predictions by using a clue from the story, and what we know about that clue. When we make a prediction we use what we know to help us think about what will happen next. Why is making predictions important in reading? Making predictions can help to understand the text or story better.

Making Predictions Examples

You can use making predictions sentence stems to help make predictions. You can use the words I think and because to help make a prediction. Take a look at the example below.

Ari has just taken out a box of cereal and milk, what do you predict they will do?

If you use the sentence stems, you can create a prediction similar to I think Ari will eat cereal. Well, will Ari eat cereal?

It looks like Ari will enjoy a bowl of cereal.

Making Predictions Reading Strategy - Summary

Today we learned all about making predictions, which is when you use clues from the text or story to help figure out what will happen next. When making predictions you can use sentence stems such as I think and because to help create a prediction.

Making Predictions Activities – Additional Practice

Interested in learning more about making predictions? After this video are making predictions worksheets and interactive making predictions activity.

Making Predictions Definition

A prediction is something that you think will happen based on what you already know.

Transcript Making Predictions

: "There you are, Ari! I've been looking all over for you!" : "What are you up to?" : "I'm packing for our journey! Don't tell me you forgot..." : "We need to leave in a few hours, so you should go pack if you haven't yet!" Zayd and Ari are going on a special adventure today! But, where are they going... and what is so special about it? While they pack, we can learn about "making predictions" to try to figure out where they will end up. What is a prediction? Have you ever heard a grown up say ‘I predict we will get some snow tonight!'? A prediction is something that you think will happen based on what you already know. We can make predictions about fiction AND nonfiction texts! We can use a clue from the story, and, what we know about that clue. Remember, a fiction text is a story that did not happen in real life. When we make a prediction we use what we know to help us think about what will happen next. Let’s say we’re reading a story about two characters playing in the snow. While it could happen, it might not make sense to make a prediction that the characters are suddenly at the beach. When making a prediction you can use words like ’I think' and 'because' to help make your prediction. Let's make some predictions about where Zayd and Ari are going! Ari has just pulled out their toothbrush and suitcase, what do you think will happen next? We could make a prediction saying (...) 'I think Ari will pack their toothbrush because they took out their suitcase!' Will Ari pack their toothbrush? (pause as we see ari going closer to the suitcase with the toothbrush) Ari packed their toothbrush! Zayd is packing some sunglasses, what do you predict will happen with his sunglasses? Remember you can use the words (...) 'I think' and 'because' to help make a prediction. I think that it will be sunny where they go because Zayd packed sunglasses. Zayd and Ari are packing swim clothes now! What do you predict will happen with their swim clothes? Remember, you can use the words (...) 'I think' and 'because' to help make a prediction. I think that Zayd and Ari will go swimming because they packed their swim clothes. Zayd and Ari are ready to go on their journey! Where do you predict they will go? Before we find out, let's review. Today we learned all about making predictions. A prediction is something that you think will happen based on what you already know. We often make predictions with fiction stories. Remember, fiction stories are stories that are not real. We also learned that when you make a prediction, you use a clue from the story and what you know about that clue to help.. and that you can use words like 'I think' and 'because' to help make your prediction! I think that Zayd and Ari will arrive at their destination soon! : "Ahh, what a good choice to come to the beach!"