Getting kids to engage in the books they are reading is one key factor in deep comprehension, and that begins with making predictions. I have found in my experience that kids think of predictions as something that you do just before you read. They have grown accustomed to picture walks and even short discussions about what they think will happen based on the title and cover, but do kids come back to those predictions to check whether they were right or make new predictions during their reading?
Ways to Introduce Predicting:
Making Predictions Board
Mentor Texts I Love
Suddenly by Colin McNaughton
That is NOT a Good Idea by Mo Willems
If you have favorite titles you’d add, please let me know in the comments. I’d love to add them to my list!
Have a happy day!