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					Making Predictions

       By Mrs. Jobe
Edgar L.Murray Elementary
               Making Predictions

When you are reading a story, help yourself stay involved
with the story. One way to stay involved in the story is to
make predictions.

    A prediction is a guess about what will happen next.
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          Read the following story
“Rosie, are you hiding something under you jacket?” Rosie’s
mother asked sternly.

“I’m not really hiding it,”Rosie replied. “I’m keeping it
warm. It’s one of Mr. Falco’s kittens. He’s giving them

“No, No! Not another animal!” said Rosie’s mother. “You
already have two parakeets, a gerbil, and a guinea pig. And
Mittens might not want another cat in the house.”
“But Mittens could use a playmate,” said Rosie. “And just look
at this lovable, fuzzy fellow.” Rosie opened her jacket to show
the kitten snuggling against her.

Rosie’s mother signed.”What a cute fluff ball he is!” she said,
reaching out to stroke the kitten’s head.
               Make a Prediction
           In the Story            What I Already Know
•   Rosie has parakeets, a
    gerbil, and a guinea pig      • People who have lots
•   Rosie says Mittens could        of pets often want
    use a playmate                  more pets.
•   Words to describe a kitten,   • Parents sometimes
    lovable, fuzzy, snuggling,
    cute fluff ball                 change their mind
•   Rosie’s mother sighs and        about not keeping a
    reaches out to stroke the       pet when they see how
    kitten                          cute the pet is.

Rosie’s mother will let Rosie keep the kitten.
           The Story of the Spiders and Diamonds
A kind old man and old woman lived in a house in the forest.
  They were poor but very happy. A mean, selfish man
  lived nearby. He had many possessions. One day, a poor
  beggar came to the mean man’s house and asked for food.

                   What happens next?
The mean man asked why he should have to
 share his food. He laughed and threw the
 beggar out of his house.
   Think about what you know.
     In the story   What do I already know

Mean man            I have read other stories
selfish                about people who are
                       mean and selfish.
                       They don’t like to
                       share especially with
                       poor people.
The mean man asked why he should have to
 share his food. He laughed and threw the
 beggar out of his house.

The beggar then went to the house of the poor

              What happens next?
    Think about what you know
In the story     What you already know

Poor but happy   Poor people know what
                   it is like to be hungry
                 Happy people usually
                   share what they have
 They invited him to stay for dinner and let him eat as much
 as he wanted.

After dinner the beggar told the people that he wanted to pay
them back for their kindness. He told them they could find
treasure by digging under the apple tree in the forest. The
wife said it was too late in the evening to go digging. They
decided to go to sleep and search for the treasure in the

The selfish old man had been standing outside the old
couple’s window listening to their conversation. When he
heard them talking about treasure…….
                  What happens next?
Think about what you know
He ran to the forest as fast as he could. He found the apple tree
and started to dig.

                       What did he find?
All he found was a jar of spiders. He thought that the kind
people were very stupid for helping the beggar since there was
no treasure.

 He was very angry. So when he reached the kind couple’s
 house, he threw the jar of spiders down the chimney.

                             What do you think happens
When the Jar hit the ground it broke, and the spiders turned
into diamonds.
               More practice
Dad and Carla went          What happened next?
  fishing. They rowed
  out onto the small
  lake. After some time       Carla reels in the fish.
  Carla felt a tug on her
  line. “Feels like a big
  one,” she said.”Good,”
  replied Dad. “Just in
  time for lunch.”
Dad put Carla’s fish in    What happens next?
  the bucket as she
  rowed the boat back to
  the dock. “Wait until
  you taste my pan-fired
  fish,”boasted Dad.         Dad tied the boat to the
  Just then they pulled      dock.
  up to the dock. Dad
  stepped onto the dock
  with the bucket. He
  reached for the rope.
“I’ll clean the fish while
   you set the table,” Dad
   suggested. Carla          What happens next?
   arranged a cloth and
   some dishes and            Dad lit the fire to
   silverware on a nice       cook the fish.
   flat rock. Then she
   watched Dad roll the
   clean fish in cornmeal
   and put it in the pan.
Mr. Edward lived in a      What happens next?
 new house for only a
 year. One day he           He called someone to sell
 declared, “This house      his house.
 doesn’t suit me at all!
 I’m going to move!”
 With a sign, he got out
 the phone book.
What happened next?     “Home Search is on the
                          fourth floor,” the man
                          said. Mr. Edward left
                          the lobby and stepped
He pushed “4” and the     into the elevator.
elevator went up.
“I.m looking for an old
   house,”Mr. Edward
   began. “Something
   with cracks and creaks
   and things to fix        • What happen next?
   would be would be
   fine. Do you have any
   houses like that for

     Ms. Morgan showed Mr. Edward
     some old houses.
It was a cold December morning. As Gina got out of bed, she
shivered. Gina dresses quickly, putting on her warmest sweater,
and went to the window for a peek outside. The sky was gray
and gloomy. Dark clouds were piled up over the rooftops like
mountains of smoke. “Looks like bad weather coming,” Gina
thought. After breakfast, Gina took another look out the
window. “Uh-oh! I was right!” she said to herself. She
collected her schoolbooks. But before going outdoors, Gina
went to the front closet and

                      What did she get?
She got her coat
and boots and
umbrella because it
will probably snow
or rain because it
said that there were
dark clouds and it
looked gray and
            Let’s Review
When Predicting we
• Look for clues in the text
• Think about what we already know
• And then make a prediction.

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