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Predicting Outcomes

Another great product to have up your sleeve! With 40 graded comprehension passages to choose from, your students will be spoilt for choice when they use these finely produced resources to learn how to predict outcomes. The quality is obvious from the sturdy tin which houses these easy-to-use card in order of increasing difficulty (Entry Level 1 to Level 1, RA 6-14). Complete with instructions, teaching tips and answer card.

The ability to predict what a text is about and how it is likely to progress is often the first step to successful comprehension. Good readers then look for clues to help them predict outcomes as they read. The skill of predicting outcomes aids reading fluency and deepens understanding. Teaching these skills will give your students a purpose: to read on and check their predictions. It will also encourage students to make use of knowledge acquired previously when reading he text (when they made predictions part way through a text). The activities in these cards provide your students with plenty of practice in predicting outcomes.

The front of each card contains a title and an introductory sentence – so you can start by asking students to predict what the text may be about. The passage is on page two with questions facing on page 3. This allows your student to scan the passage to answer the questions, rather than needing to flip a card over. The questions are all multiple-choice – the student has to choose the single best answer from the content of the passage.

Here’s an example of what to expect from a Level 1 card (reading age 11.7):


Use the title and introductory sentence to discuss what the text may be about.



Passage on the left. Multiple-choice answers on the right.

Printed on card, as a multisensory alternative to book format, the cards open up to measure 300mm x 100mm.

The clear typeface is 11 point size. Students say the neat presentation makes Comps feel ‘grown-up’ compared to more typical SEN materials.

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