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Language and Communication activities to develop prediction skills  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Activities to develop skills of predicting from events and situations

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:L1a
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP60
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Guess what's going to happen.

Use simple sequence cards.

Present the first picture in the sequence to the child. Describe the situation to the child and ask him/her what they think is going to happen.

Encourage the child to discuss any prediction and discuss any other options that might happen.

Once you have discussed this outcome then show the second picture.

Remember to reinforce during the discussion that there could be lots of different outcomes.

This activity can also be done in small groups, encourage all the children to make attempts to predict possible outcomes.

What would happen if...?

Use situation cards.

This activity can be done in small groups.

Give all the children an equal opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

Remember to reinforce during the discussion that there could be lots of different possibilities.

Predicting from sentences

If the child is having difficulties identifying the outcome then use the key word to give a clue e.g. Mark has a spade. What do we do with a spade?


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