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Alex was in a hurry to get home to watch football. He was driving over the speed limit when suddenly, he heard a siren and saw flashing lights, "No! Please not now," he thought. What do you think is happening? How do you know?

A police officer is pulling him over and he will get a speeding ticket. He will probably miss part of the football game that he wanted to watch.


To make a prediction means to make a good _____ about something.


If I have a new classmate who came in the middle of the school year, I could infer that...

The new classmate feels nervous. The new classmate will make some new friends.


Charles will not stop talking in class. His teacher asked him to be quiet, but he does not listen. What do you think will happen next? A. He will get a treat. B. He will learn more. C. He will be punished.

C. He will be punished.


Erick's mom is having a birthday party this weekend. He wants to do something special for her. Erick knows that his mom always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. He turned on the computer and looked at the map. What is Erick doing? How do you know?

Erick is going to plan a trip to the Grand Canyon for his mom. Key words: mom always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. and he looked at the map.


There is a big storm today and it's going to last until tomorrow. Jimmy is supposed to pick up his friend Lily from the airport. Jimmy's phone was ringing and saw Lily's name. He picked up the phone and said, "Okay. Just inform me when you're arriving. Take care and be safe." What do you think Lily told Jimmy? How do you know?

Lily's flight got delayed and she won't be arriving until later, after the storm passes.


When you want to predict, what are some things that you need to look at?

Your experience, details from the text, character traits and the pictures


If I keep eating junk food, I could infer that ...

I will not be very healthy. I will get sick. I will get cavities on my teeth. I will become overweight.


Before you read a story, you should look at the title and pictures, and predict what you think the story will be about. A. True B. False

A. True

"Kenneth!" Mom called out as she opened the front door. "Please help me with my groceries. Kenneth!" mom called out. Still there was no reply. Mom walked into the kitchen and saw the shattered pieces from the window all over the floor and a baseball not far from there. Why do you think Kenneth was not answering to his mom? Why do you think so?

Kenneth accidentally broke a window while he was outside playing baseball. He's not answering because he doesn't want to get into trouble.


Tia is starting to feel tired but she told herself she could do it. She only needs to over take one more person to win. "I can do this!" , she said and pedaled faster. What is Tia doing? Why do you think so?

Tia is in a biking or cycling race. Key words are "win" and "pedaled faster".


Nico's mother brought home empty boxes from the store. She wrapped the dishes in newspaper and placed them in the boxes. Next, she took down the pictures and the curtains and packed them in boxes. She told Nico that his first day at his new school would be Tuesday. What prediction can you make? A. Nico is not going to go to school anymore. B. Nico's mother is going to clean the house. C. Nico's family is going to move. D. Nico's family is decorating their house.

C. Nico's family is going to move.


If I saw on television that there is a storm coming, I could infer that ...

I might need to bring an umbrella tomorrow. I should wear my rain boots tomorrow. It will be cold, windy, and rainy.


Ana was watching television. Her brothers were talking loud in the same room. Ana could not hear the television very well. What probably happened next? A. Ana turned the television off. B. Ana started talking with them. C. Ana turned up the volume on the television. D. Ana turned off the lights.

C. Ana turned up the volume on the television.


Elizabeth was so proud of her garden. She planted the seeds early in the spring and watered the plants every morning. Last Friday, her mom called and asked her to come over for the weekend because she was feeling sick. When Elizabeth came back home, her plants were bent and drooping. Why were the plants drooping? How do you know?

She had not watered them for a few days, so the plants were not doing well.


Beep! Beep! It was raining hard and some of the drivers were losing their patience. "I wonder why there is so much traffic", Valerie thought. As she drove, she saw an ambulance and police cars. What is causing the traffic? How do you know?

There was a car accident and it is blocking some of the lanes in the road.


Ben likes scary movies. A new scary movie is playing at the movie theater Friday night. What do you predict will happen? A. Ben will take his wife to see a romantic comedy. B. Ben will read a book instead. C. Ben will buy tickets for the scary movie. D. Ben will take his sons to see the new cartoon movie.

C. Ben will buy tickets for the scary movie.


If I went to sleep late at night, I could infer that...

I will be very tired and sleepy the next day. I will accidentally oversleep and be late to school.


The movie starts at 7:30 pm, but Robert doesn't get off work until 7:45pm. Robert wants to see this movie tonight! What do you predict Robert will do? A. Choose a different movie to see. B. Ask the manager to hold the movie until he gets there. C. Ask his boss if he can leave early. D. Choose a movie time that is later.

D. Choose a movie time that is later.


I pressed the button and after a few seconds the door opened. I stepped inside and pressed a button with the number 10 on it. The door closed. Then, I felt the floor was moving up. Where am I?


Damien enjoys school but he thinks math is too difficult. He had a final test on Wednesday. Glen and his family went out to dinner on Friday. His family members kept telling him they are so proud of him. Why do you think they went out to dinner? How do you know?

Damien got a good grade on his math final test. His family members took him out to celebrate his good grades and congratulate him on studying hard.


Jeff spent all day working outside with his uncle. They mowed the grass, trimmed the weeds, and planted bushes. It was one of the hottest days of the summer, and they were both dirty and sweaty. Jeff's uncle said, "Let's go inside and call it a day." What do you think Jeff did as soon as he went inside? A. took a shower B. made dinner C. played a video game D. watched TV

A. took a shower


If I see a dog barking, I could infer that...

It sees a cat and wants to chase it. It sees a stranger and is warning them to stay away. It is excited to see me. It is asking for food or to go outside to play.


The soccer field was at the top of a hill. On each side, there was a steep slope down. The view was great. If the ball got kicked out of bounds, though, there would be a big problem. What might next happen to the ball? A. It would roll down the hill. B. It would go flat. C. It would go up a tree. D. It would bounce too high.

A. It would roll down the hill.


Dad and Anna were finishing up a project in the garage together. "Can we paint the roof red?" asked Anna. "Sure," said Dad. "Then when the paint dries we can find a place to hang it in the backyard." What do you think Dad and Anna are making? Why do you think so?

Dad and Anna are making a birdhouse.