Make and Refine Predictions
Making predictions means to describe what you think will be revealed next in the selection based on clues from the title, illustrations, and text details. Students make predictions before reading based on previewing a text and asking questions. Readers use text details as clues to make predictions as they read through a selection. Students confirm or adjust their predictions during and after reading.
Verifying and refining predictions means to check for the validity of your thinking based on information collected from a text. Prediction questions are directed toward material not yet read. As students read, they look for clues that help them decide what might come next in the text. Predictions help students to set expectations for reading, use the text to aid their comprehension, and to compare their ideas with what the author writes.
Questions to help students make and refine predictions: