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Using Prediction as a Prereading Strategy

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Geraldine Haggard

Plano, Texas


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology





  • Chart paper, overhead projector, or chalkboard
  • The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz (HarperCollins, 1971)

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Response Journal Form for Predicting

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1. Preread The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz or other trade book to be used. Use the prediction strategy as you read to facilitate your modeling and guiding students in the use of the strategy. If a title other than the suggested book is used, prepare the facts and questions to be modeled in Session 1.

2. Print out and make copies of the Response Journal Form for Predicting.

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