The ability to make predictions based on evidence and prior knowledge is a key comprehension skill, critical to understanding both fiction and non-fiction texts. This set of 60 picture cards and accompanying questions will help you guide your students to develop the ability to make meaningful predictions. As your students practice these skills with pictures and discussion, they'll learn to transfer the same skills to text reading.
Your students will learn to:
* Identify important details in pictures * Make inferences and predictions based on pictures * Identify connections that are important to understanding the pictures * Integrate information from the evidence (picture) and their own prior knowledge * Make credible predictions based on both the picture and their prior knowledge * Justify their predictions
The task cards are arranged four to a page, and can be printed for use with small groups or in a center. The set also includes a full page of suggestions for using task cards and three student response/assessment writing pages.
Thank you for your interest in this task card pack! Linda Nelson
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I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!