We started off by reading a story in our basal reader. We made predictions throughout the story, and talked about WHY they made those predictions.
We read "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and made predictions together. I showed them how to use what they already know happened in the story along with what we were reading on the page to make a good prediction.
After we read the book, they went back to their seats to make predictions from a book in their book box. I showed them how to use sticky notes to record their predictions.
We did a group activity where I told them they would make a prediction about what I was having for lunch that day. I used these four pictures. I took them out one at a time, and we made predictions on what I could have eaten based on the clues they had. They had a really great time with it, and I had a great time getting them to really THINK.
We also did several worksheets I created, a few small group centers, activities, etc. I have all these activities and more in a new file, Predictin' in the Kitchen:
Thanks for sticking with me during this transition time into a new grade level for me! I'm hoping to be back on my feet very soon:)