Visual/Predicting Outcomes

Title: Picture/Book Walk

Introduce a book by showing the front and back cover and the title page. Ask: What do you see on the covers? What does this tell you about the book’s contents? What do you think the book will be about? Next, show students the pictures in the book and have them make predictions about what will happen. When doing this, you can choose to either show the students all of the pictures or to show them only a few. Normally, when the technique is new to students you show them more pictures, but as they become more experienced at predicting you can show them fewer.

When looking at the pictures, point out any pictures in the book that contain text and talk about how the text is part of the picture and gives them more information. Also make sure to point out that characters expressions on their faces can help make predicting easier.


bulletContributor: Denice Schofield

Title: Chart Predictions

Idea: The teacher will make a chart that will have the titles of setting, characters, actions, and objects.  At the top of the chart there will be words or sentences that came straight out of the book.  The students will have to put these sentences or words in the chart and then will predict what they think will happen in the story they are about to read.  An example of the chart and words/sentences is on the website found below. 

bulletContributor: Jennifer Sixta


 Title: Predicting Colors

Idea: To help visual learners predict outcomes, the teacher will bring in a jar or any other object you can put smaller objects in.  In this example I will use cubes.  Inside the jar the teacher will put in different numbers of blue, red, green, and white cubes and the students will practice probability of what cube will be drawn.  To help the visual learner the teacher could make a probability chart that could help the student look and see probabilities and will make it easier for them to predict the outcome or the color that will be drawn at random



Contributor: Kyle Sanderson