What can you learn from the title of a story? For example: “Saved by a Seal” Code: LZ932 www.learnzillion.com
In this lesson you will preview a short story byusing the title and genre to make predictions.
Let’s Review Great readers preview the text by looking at… Title Author Illustrations Blurb
A Common Mistake What does the title tell me?
CoreCore Lesson Lesson “Saved by a Seal”
CoreCore Lesson Lesson Genre: a particular type or category of writing that shares similar qualities. “Saved by a Seal” = adventure (fiction)
CoreCore Lesson Lesson What prediction can I make? I can predict that the main character in this story will get himself into trouble, and will be rescued or saved by a seal.
CoreCore Lesson Lesson1 Read the title.2 Think about the genre.3 Make a prediction.
In this lesson you learned to preview a short story by using the title and genre to make predictions.
Guided PracticeWhat predictions can I make bypreviewing this title? The Titan’s Curse Genre: adventure- fantasy
Guided Practice1 Read the title2 Think about the genre3 Make a prediction
Guided Practice Using the title, what prediction can I make?
Extension ActivitiesGroup Extension: Working with yourgroup, preview the books in front of youand make predictions about what theymight be about. Remember to follow thethree steps and to take notes on the sheetyour teacher gives you.1. Read the title.2. Think about the genre.3. Make a prediction.
Extension ActivitiesTake a look at your own independentreading book, follow the three-steps topreview your new novel and make aprediction about what your novel will beabout. Record your prediction on a stickynote.
QuickQuick QuizQuiz Using the three steps we learned, preview this novel and make a prediction on your sticky note: Esperanza Rising Genre: Historical Fiction