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  • Heather Spoelman

    Do Not Open This Book by Joy Cowley (teaches prediction making)

  • Callie Lambert

    Do Not Open This Book! Prediction Lesson.

  • paigely heath

    First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction? Do Not Open This Book! by Joy Cowley is a wonderful big book to promote the love of reading. It can be used to introduce making predictions and works well for shared reading. Children love to read along with this book. Of course, they will want the teacher to turn each page, even though the rat begs them to stop and not go on.

  • Alicia Anchors

    Do Not Open This Book by Joy Cowley Good book for making predictions. Use it towards the beginning of the year. The kids will read it all year long. Wonderful shared reading book.

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Use the book to make predictions, and practice retelling/sequencing.