Previewing a Text Using Title and Genre

Can you tell what a text is about before you even read it? Sixth graders use the title and genre of a fictional text to make predictions about what the story will be about. A brief video guides them through the strategy of making predictions with limited information, helping to reinforce using context clues to analyze text.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Video is a good length for a warm-up activity (under three minutes)
  • Links to the other seven videos in the series about "Saved by a Seal" are available
Cons

  • None
Common Core