Prediction/ Summarizing

This is Not My Hat - Jon Klassen

I am actually doing my minilesson on this book! It is precious! It is a great predicting book because it leaves you guessing what will happen on the next page. I am going to be honest, even my 5th grader was reading this book last night and talking about how funny it was. Basically, I did my minilesson on predictions and I did a before reading, during reading, and after reading chart. I would provide the students with sticky notes to write their predictions on. Before reading we would look at the cover and make predictions based on the title and picture and then write that on a sticky note and place it on the chart under before reading. Same thing with during reading, but we are now using the text clues along with the pictures to predict what will happen next. The students would write their responses on a sticky note and place it under during reading on the chart. Lastly, after reading we would compare what actually happened to what we predicted would happen and put that under after reading on the chart. This book can be used in so many ways in the classroom. Summarizing was another great thing I thought about with this book. The target grade level would be 3rd grade.