Pausing and Predicting

Pausing and predicting is a cognitive process that helps build critical bridges from what is known to what is coming in the text. As we read, we make dozens of guesses about content, context, and overall text structure. The Pausing and Predicting strategy will guide students as they learn to make predictions while reading.

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Pausing and Predicting Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Student Activity
Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Prediction Starters
Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

Student samples


Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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