Characters | Predicting Actions

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Develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in young students with our Characters – Predicting Actions Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to predict actions based on an image or reading content. The students will also be able to identify the information that helped them predict actions.

Characters – Predicting Actions Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about understanding characters and predicting their actions
  • Predicting Actions in class Activity
  • Predicting Actions Practice Worksheet
  • Predicting Actions Homework Assignment
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in young students with our Characters – Predicting Actions Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to predict actions based on an image or reading content. The students will also be able to identify the information that helped them predict actions.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Sample Snippet:

  1. Shake a bottle or can of soda, ask students what is going to happen when opening it. Allow for their responses, but also ask why they gave the particular answer.
  2. Begin reading aloud a book or story the students have not heard before. Stop at certain points and ask students: What do you think will happen next to…(character)?
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask the students why they responded as they did. Stress to students they need to support or “back up” their guesses.
  4. Do this for 10 minutes or longer. Do not use the word prediction.
  5. Once most students have had a chance to share, ask: What do you call it when you try to guess what will happen next in a story?
  6. Allow for responses and discussion. Lead the discussion to the word prediction.
  7. Ask students when they have made predictions, or they have seen other people make predictions. List some of the examples.
  8. Distribute the Predicting Actions content page. Read and review the information with the class. Use additional examples if necessary.
  9. Tell students that not all predictions will be 100% accurate. Give an example of when a prediction can be incorrect. Use the weather as an example.
  10. Allow students to respond to the final question on the content page: Can you guess what I (the teacher) now that you are done reading this?

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Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes):

At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Reading