Making predictions in a story is such an important element of imagination and comprehension for a student. I have seen this in my internship where students will give ideas in a large group reading what they will believe will happen in the story. I have also implemented more predictions in literacy by doing a picture walk with the students.
Reading Foldable- a summary of the story character traits for two characters (with supporting evidence) setting (both place and time - inferred from the story) a reflection based on the question, "How did the main character's feelings change throughout the story?" (they also had to include supporting evidence from the text).
Reading Roadmaps - booklists by grade level; available for ALL grades K-12! Check out the "Curriculum guide" link on the left of the page for a list of short books (picture books mostly) that are great for teaching different elements (conflict & plot, characters, setting, theme) by providing repetition within each story.