Please log-in to view this video.

Predicting Vocabulary

Before reading a new book, look at the pictures and introduce just a few important words that may be unfamiliar to your child.

Login to keep track of your progress

Extending this activity

  • -Repeat this process with additional fairy tales such as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "The Elves and the Shoemaker"," Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rumpelstiltskin', "Chicken Little", "The Princess and the Pea", and "The Emperor’s New Clothes".

    -Use the cover page as an opportunity to stimulate interest in the book and to allow the child to predict possible events in the story. As you read together, talk about whether or not the predictions were actually accurate.

Adjust for an older child

Allow the child to predict what they think is going to happen in the story. Use the term predict and remind the child that to predict means to say what you think is going to happen.

Adjust for a younger child

Point at various common objects in the book and have the child practice saying the word with you.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Building Vocabulary and Grammar

Related videos

2 thoughts on “Predicting Vocabulary

  1. In the first video, books are scattered all over on the floor and the young little girl walks on the books, nearly bending one of the books with her foot. Not a good example. You should have redone this video or edited it.

  2. Thank you so much for your feedback! We love how our viewers represent different perspectives and appreciate yours from a librarian’s point of view. Our team will be considering your input. We aim for our videos to be as authentic as possible but also desire that they provide a positive model.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *