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					Frontloading Lesson: Making Predictions
                   Theme 3 Selection 1
English Language Arts Goals
   STANDARD: RC2.3 Make and confirm predictions about
    text by using prior knowledge and ideas presented in
    the text itself, including illustrations, titles, topic
    sentences, important words, and foreshadowing clues.

   OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to make and confirm
    predictions using foreshadowing clues and their prior
    knowledge by using a graphic organizer and a language
    frame.

   DEFINITIONS: Making Predictions - readers use story
    details and personal knowledge to predict what will
    happen or could have happened in a story.
    Foreshadowing Clues – Clues the author gives us about
    what will happen next.
I DO           Change of Plans
      On the morning of the championship baseball
  game, Tony woke up with a big smile on his face. He
  was excited about the big game! All of a sudden he
  heard a loud sound outside. When he looked out the
  window he noticed that the sky was gray and there
  was a strong wind blowing on the trees. Tony didn’t
  think much of it and continued to get ready for the
  game.
      Based on the clues the author gives us,
       what can you predict will happen next?
I DO                   Change of Plans
       On the morning of the championship baseball game, Tony
  woke up with a big smile on his face. He was excited about the
  big game! All of a sudden he heard a loud sound outside. When
  he looked out the window he noticed that the sky was gray and
  there was a strong wind blowing on the trees. Tony didn’t think
  much of it and continued to get ready for the game.
   Based on the clues the author gives us, what can
            you predict will happen next?
       Clues/Details               I Know               Prediction

   • the sky is gray       • When there is a
                           strong wind and gray       It’s going to rain
   • strong wind blowing   skies it usually rains.   and the game will
   • It’s the morning of   • When it rains,              be cancelled.
   the big baseball game   baseball games are
                           usually cancelled.
  Confirming - What Happened?
 Let’s read the end of the story to confirm our predictions.
I DO                    Change of Plans
      When Tony was finally ready to go, it was pouring
  rain outside. The storm was so strong, that the
  baseball game had to be cancelled.

                     What happened?
                Was your prediction correct?

        Clues/Details              I Know               Prediction

   • the sky is gray       • When there is a
                           strong wind and gray       It’s going to rain
   • a strong wind is      skies it usually rains.   and the game will
     blowing
                           • When it rains,              be cancelled.
   • It’s the morning of   baseball games are
   the big baseball game   usually cancelled.
  Confirming - What Happened?
       A storm came and the game was cancelled.
WE DO            The Spelling Bee
     Ever since she was a little girl, Lisa has always been
 great at spelling words. As a fourth grade student, she
 finally got to sign up for her school’s Spelling Bee. Lisa
 studied her dictionary every day. She had her friends
 and family quiz her on the words that were hard for her.
 When the day of the Spelling Bee finally came, Lisa felt
 very confident. By the end of the contest, she was part
 of the final two! If she spelled the next word correctly,
 she would win the contest. Lisa was nervous, but she
 began to smile when she heard the final word.
   Based on the clues the author gives us,
   what can you predict will happen next?

        Let’s read the end of the story
         to confirm our predictions.
WE DO            The Spelling Bee
    The final word was a word that she remembered
 from studying her dictionary. It was a word that she
 knew very well. Lisa was able to spell it correctly, and
 win first prize at the Spelling Bee. Everyone was very
 proud of her!
                What happened?
           Was your prediction correct?
YOU DO         The Skateboarding Incident
      Henry loved skateboarding. The only problem was
  that he didn’t know how to skateboard. He asked his
  friend Joe to teach him. Joe told him that the most
  important thing is to be safe, he said to always wear a
  helmet and knee pads. Henry hated wearing helmets
  and knee pads, so he decided to do things his own way.
  He decided to start skateboarding without a helmet or
  knee pads. At first things were going great, but once
  Henry started gaining speed his knees started wobbling.
  The skateboard started going in different directions and
  Henry did not know how to stop.
  Based on the clues
 the author gives us,
 what can you predict
   will happen next?
YOU DO        The Skateboarding Incident
    Henry lost control of his skateboard and fell off. He
 landed on his left knee and since he wasn’t wearing
 knee pads, he hurt it really bad. Henry hurt his knee so
 bad, that he couldn’t walk for almost a week.
                What happened?
           Was your prediction correct?
Language Frame
          Details                  I Know               Prediction

   • the sky is gray       • When there is a
                           strong wind and gray       It’s going to rain
   • a strong wind is      skies it usually rains.   and the game will
   blowing
                           • When it rains,              be cancelled.
   • It’s the morning of   baseball games are
   the big baseball game   usually cancelled.
   Confirming - What Happened?
     A storm came and the game was cancelled.

               the sky is is blowing
           a strong windgray
  Since ______________________, I can predict
  It’s going to rain and the game will be cancelled
  _______________________________________.

  My prediction was/was not correct because
    a storm came and the game was cancelled
  ______________________________________.
Closure
   STANDARD: RC2.3 Make and confirm
    predictions about text by using prior
    knowledge and ideas presented in the text
    itself, including illustrations, titles, topic
    sentences, important words, and
    foreshadowing clues.

   OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to make
    and confirm predictions using foreshadowing
    clues and their prior knowledge by using a
    graphic organizer and a language frame.

   Today I learned _______________.

				
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