Making Predictions • A prediction is a logical guess about what will happen next in a story. • You must use prior knowledge and clues from the story to make a prediction. • Ask yourself: What do I already know? • Sometimes predictions must be changed as you gather more details from the story.
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions • Inferences and conclusions are made using clues from the story. • Prior Knowledge • What do I already know about life?
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions • Passage #1: What inference can the reader make about the character Buck? • A. He is a young boy coming home with his father. • B. He is a father bringing home his child from an outing. • C. She is the narrator’s younger annoying sister. • D. He is a young dog. • Passage #2: Where is the narrator going?
Making Predictions Read this passage and use your organizer to answer the prediction question. Even though Marcus begged his mom repeatedly to get a puppy, she always says no. She says, “Marcus, you never remember to brush your own teeth! How will you remember to feed and take care of a puppy?” One day as Marcus was walking home from school, he noticed he was being followed by a brown and white puppy. Marcus knelt down and examined the puppy for tags but found none. This puppy didn’t have an owner! Marcus thought to himself, “I’ll show Mom that I can be responsible!” Task: Predict what Marcus will do. Predict what his mother will do.
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions Read the passage and use your organizer to answer the questions that follows. Starting a Collection …The collection can be as large or as small as its owner wishes…A rock collection might begin with stones picked up from the ground near your home. These stones may have a limited variety and can be replaced later by better specimens. Question: Based on this paragraph, what may a reader infer about a rock collection?