For making predictions and reflecting on if they were right or wrong. It is important to stress to students that it's okay to be wrong with predictions because you can adjust them at the end. This is a BDA reading strategy
Snickers is a lonely mouse in a petshop, craving to be bought by someone. But he’s got one big problem: his huge ears. The kids entering the store keep laughing at him. Will Snickers find the buddy he so desires, someone who will take him for who he is?
Shared reading skill: This poster is great in putting it up in the classroom. It reminds students what to do before, during, and after reading. I also love that the pictures are actual students performing step by steps of how to do it.
Use these prediction sheets on the first day you introduce a story. Put them in a Prediction Pail. Toward the end of the week read them to see how close students predictions were to the story for the week.