This week we have transitioned into learning about predicting within our reading. Now that we are comfortable with identifying the story elements, I am beginning the discussion of using information we find in the text and pictures to help us make 'educated guesses' of what might happen next in the story.
Today I read the story Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, which is about a donkey named Sylvester who loves to collect rocks. One day he happens upon a magic rock that grants any wish he makes when holding it. It's a great story (even great for story elements review such as problem and solution!) that allows students to use what they know to make a prediction. We discussed how predictions are never really wrong- but we want to make educated predictions based on what is given to us in the story. My kiddos had fun with this one :)
To assist with this reading unit I've created fun and easy-to-use graphic organizers! I've also included the handouts I've made for story elements and even a fun Story Element foldable that can be glued right into your students' reading notebooks! Along with this pack I've also included 2 publishing pages for your kids' writing prompts: My Summer Vacation and My Teacher's Secret Life.