A set of 10 task cards to practice making predictions.
Use these prediction task cards to practise extracting relevant information from a text and pulling the correct prior knowledge to form a plausible prediction.
Making predictions in reading is more than just taking a wild guess! It is about using the clues the author gives us, along with our prior knowledge, to form a well-educated prediction. This is the part that our students usually stumble with!
Print out the resource on thick card and cut out the task cards along the dotted lines. A student recording sheet is also included in the download.
Why not use this resource as a literacy rotation activity?
Choose a task card to read aloud as a group. Discuss the content together, then have the students answer the following three questions:
- What do you predict will happen next in the text?
- What information from the text helped you make this prediction?
- How did your prior knowledge help you make this prediction?
This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students own experie...
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating textsElaborationsmaking connections between the text and studentsâ own experience and oth...
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