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What are you favorite picture books to teach making and confirming predictions? TIA


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I don't have any titles to offer specifically. However, I teach this concept all year with our read - alouds. There are several chapterbooks I read aloud to the kids and several class-sets we read together. FOR each book, we first read the title, I read the back page synopsis, and we look at pictures if it has one, and the kids write predictions. I usually direct these somehow "Write what you think character A will see when he goes to the place" (insert names and places mentioned in synopsis) or some other similar directive. We keep these until the end of the book and then make a giant venn on the board comparing all students' predictions with what really happened.

ALSO, for any of my books that have chapter titles, I make a grid for the book that has a square for each chapter. We read the title of the chapter and peruse the pictures if there are any, and the students make chapter predictions. Then after reading we discuss them.

I also have reading response tasks that kids can choose from during read-to-self and one of the tasks has them do a similar thing.. view certain parts of their new book (or chapter), make a prediction, then check it afterwards. My students choose this often because they love to be "psychics" (their word) when they guess something correct or close.

We sometimes stop along the way in books we're reading to chat about what might happen in the next section or with a certain foreshadowed event. "STOP and predict - what do you think character A meant by....?" but we just do this informally as a discussion.

There have been times during picture book read alouds that I've stopped and had my students respond on their whiteboards with a yes or no "Do you think this will happen?" They love this because whichever students chose the "correct" prediction feel like they've won. They make it into a contest whether I like it or not
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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I always use the book Too Many Tamales
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by Remy Charlip

I use it for probability, but the kids love trying to predict what is going to happen next. It's a cute, silly book.
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Found this website
Old 06-06-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Maybe it will be helpful.

http://www.librarything.com/tag/predicting

Also found the attached.

I like to do predicting with the Widow's Broom.

Good luck!


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File Type: pdf Prediction handout by Deb Smith.pdf (196.4 KB, 561 views)
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Thanks!
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Thanks for all the great suggestions!
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Great Website
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1956BD- I really loved that website you posted! Anything that can link picture books to reading strats and skills I save under my favorites!
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