Learn How to Improve Your Child’s Prediction Skills!

Hello Christian Friends & Homeschoolers,

There are best practices to help your child improve his or her comprehension skills. One such practice includes using prediction exercises in your homeschooling program. To start out we need to define exactly what a prediction exercise is and why it is important. It has been said that making predictions is a basic reading skill that requires higher level thinking. Higher level thinking is necessary for your child to progress from short term learning to long term learning.

Additionally, in the prediction exercise your child must make an inference based on the information that he reads. Eventually all good readers learn how to make predictions based on textual evidence. A good prediction exercise allows your child to refer to the text and to make a prognosis of future events.

I found an interesting site that talks about prediction exercises called E Reading Worksheets. Some of the categories include:

  • Making Predictions Worksheets 1
  • Making Predictions Worksheets 2
  • Making Predictions Worksheets 3
  • Making Predictions Worksheets 4
  • Making Predictions Lesson
  • Common Core State Standards Related to Inferences/Predictions

Basically, the reading prediction strategy for key ideas and details is defined as: “Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text” (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1).

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, movies, and the great outdoors.

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