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Using Prediction as a Prereading Strategy
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 30-minute sessions|
This lesson for grades 3–5 includes three formal sessions: The first session involves teacher modeling of the prediction strategy. The second is based on guided practice that allows the teacher and students to work together. The third session requires students to use prediction and document the results in response journals. Suggestions for transferring the strategy into later reading activities are included.
Bauman, J., Hooten, H., & White, P. (1999). Teaching comprehension through literature: A teacher-research project to develop fifth-graders' reading strategies and motivation. The Reading Teacher, 50, 38–51.
Two teachers and a professor designed a program to strengthen the teaching of comprehension strategies using trade books. Two questions were asked and researched. The first was designed to explore the results of strategy instruction and the transfer of the taught strategies into other reading tasks. The second question explored the attitudes of the fifth graders about their ability to use the strategies. Student interviews and the student of the students' journals indicated that the students did transfer the skills to other settings.