Predicting What Will Happen in a Story

When reading good literature, the reader is moved to engage actively in the text. One part of being an active reader involves making predictions. A prediction is a guess about what will happen next. Readers are constantly making predictions based on what they have read and what they already know. Consider the following: “When Glen is sick, he is kept home from school. Glen woke up this morning with a sore throat, feeling feverish and achy.” The reader can make a prediction based on the text that Glen will be kept home from school this morning. Predictions are always subject to revision as the reader acquires more information.


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