What were we trying to learn?
The class was to help students develop skills that help them to predict what will happen in a text. They were to collaborate in small groups and predict possible outcomes based on the title of a story. After more clues, they were to produce their own story based on what they thought would happen.
How did we do it?
I used a PowerPoint presentation to show the students a picture of the Empire State Building with the headline “Hi, I’ve just jumped off the Empire State Building”. Then I told them that this was taken from a newspaper in 2010 and was a true story. They were then asked to speculate in small groups what happened. Some of the suggestions were:
- He jumped from the 2nd floor.
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