Strategy:Prediction

 

Method:Text Impression

 

 

Text Impression is a thinking-reading strategy that uses important or interesting vocabulary to guide predictions.

 

 

  1. Before reading, present 5-10 important or interesting words from the book or selection. Introduce them on the board- one by one.

 

  1. After presenting each word, pose questions such as: What do you know? Now, what do you know? What do you think this book or selection will be about? What do you expect to read about if these words are in the book or selection?

 

  1. During your discussion, note how the predications change and evolve as words are introduced.

 

  1. Record ideas. Leave the words posted during the reading of the book or selection. After reading, refer back to the words during your discussion.

 

  1. For a read-aloud, share the book and compare the authorís use of the words with their predictions.Remind students that a few words can create many different ideas and that it is okay if their predications donít exactly match the text.

 

  1. For independent reading following a Text Impression, have students complete a chapter by chapter predication guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prediction: ______________________________________________________________

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Text Support:___________________________________________________________

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Important or Interesting Vocabulary:

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