3rd Grade - 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension, Part 3

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd grade reading comprehension, part 3
Recall major points in the text and make and modify predictions about forthcoming information.
The reader will know that predicting is to tell what will happen next based on what they just read. The ability to tell what will happen next in the story based on what just happened in the story. The ability to retain information and use that information to make a prediction about what will happen next.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What do you think will happen next in the story?

(2)

What is a prediction? A prediction is telling what will happen next

(3)

What just happened in the story that will give you an idea of what will happen next?

(4)

When is a good time to stop and make a prediction in a story?

(5)

Was your prediction correct? If not, what ended up happening?

Learning Tips

(1)

Predicting can often be transferred to plots of cartoons and television shows. When there is a commercial break or a cliffhanger ending ask your child what they think will happen next.

(2)

When reading with your child, stop to ask them what they think will happen next.

(3)

Let your child read the weather section of the newspaper. Point out to them that the meteorologist is making predictions on what the weather will be like for the week based on past weather conditions and other known information.

(4)

If your child is an emerging reader, read the story to them aloud. Stop at certain points to have your child predict what will happen next.

(5)

If your child is making predictions that do not make sense with what is happening in the story. Stop and ask them if they were paying attention before you assume that they do not know how to predict. It is okay for a reader to reread and try again if they were zoning out.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

The title of a book is Cooking for Babies. What do you predict the book will be about?

(2)

Read to the end of a page in your book. What do you predict will happen next?

(3)

What was happening in the story that helped you make that prediction?

(4)

Read the next page of the book. Was your prediction confirmed?

(5)

Read the following clues to make a prediction. Tommy skipped lunch today. On his way home on the bus, he was starving. Tommy got off the bus and ran home. What do you predict Tommy will do next?

(6)

What clues in the scenario above helped you make your prediction?

(7)

The title of a book is Planning a Party. What do you predict the book will be about?

(8)

Read the following clues to make a prediction. I woke up feeling sick. My mom said I felt warm. She told me she would be right back with the thermometer. What do you predict the mom did next?

(9)

What clues in the scenario above helped you make your prediction?

(10)

In Charlotte’s Web chapter 1, what do you predict will happen when Fern asks her father if she can keep the pig?

(11)

Was your prediction correct?

(12)

In Charlotte’s Web, what do you predict will happen when Charlotte makes a web with special words about Wilbur?

(13)

Was your prediction correct?

(14)

In Charlotte’s Web, how do you predict how Wilbur will feel when he has to move to Fern’s aunt’s house?

(15)

Was your prediction correct?

(16)

In Sarah Plain and Tall chapter one, what do you predict will happen after Anna and Caleb read the letter?

(17)

Was your prediction correct?

(18)

In Sarah Plain and Tall chapter 2, what do you predict will happen when Sarah first meets Anna and Caleb?

(19)

Was your prediction correct?

(20)

The title of a book is My Brother and Me. What do you predict the book will be about?

(21)

Read the following clues to make a prediction. I had the best day! I was in the spelling bee and I was up against the best speller in the school. He wasn’t able to spell ‘inundate’. What do you predict will happen next?

(22)

What clues in the scenario above helped you make your prediction?

(23)

The title of a book is A Dog Named Skippy. What do you predict the book will be about?

(24)

Read the following clues to make a prediction. I went to my friend’s slumber party yesterday. First, we played board games. Then we watched movies and ate popcorn. By that time, we were so tired. What do you predict will happen next?

(25)

What clues in the scenario above helped you make your prediction?

 

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