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.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than ...
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Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
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