Monday, April 1, 2013

Illustration Predictions and Reading Comprehension Freebie

Looking to get your students to take more meaningful picture walks?

Predicting can be very telling of a student's inferring skills.  In this activity students will use this graphic organizer to choose a key illustration from the story to predict story elements including characters, setting, and events.  After reading students will go back to confirm or correct their predictions, reflecting their reading comprehension skills. 

This graphic organizer can be used to practice CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 (Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.).

I first introduced this graphic organizer to my class on my document camera and did a picture walk using an online book.  You can find some great options on sites like MeeGenius, wegivebooks, and KOL Jr. Stories.  We did a picture walk first, discussed which illustration might be a good choice for predictions, and then predicted together.  We read the book and returned to the illustration we chose for prediction.  Finally, we checked our predictions to see how accurate we were and also discussed how we may have come to incorrect conclusions.  After this run through your students should be ready to use this reading response on their own!

I hope you find this freebie useful!

Get it here from TPT or here from Teachers Notebook!

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