This is a small sheet that I use with my kiddos whenever introducing a new story that we will be studying for a few days. The first day that introduce the story I always model a picture walk and think aloud. The kiddos then make predictions (on this document) based on what we saw and thought about the story. Then we fold them up and place them in a "Prediction Pail." After we read the story we quickly go through all of the predictions and see how close their thinking was to the actual story.
Making Predictions - What do you think will happen in this story? Write your predictions inside the crystal ball. This 1 page download is great for reading / literacy centers and can be used repeatedly throughout the year!