Readers will make a prediction about the topic from the title and the illustration on the cover.
Support readers to make a connection between the cover illustration and the title. Then model a prediction about the story. Readers benefit from using the academic language frame modeled by the teacher.
Predict the Topic
Make predictions from title and cover
Read the title to readers: Ask the question below to help readers predict what the book will be about.
Ask What do you see on the cover?
(a fox, Tim)
What is Tim doing?
(He is looking at the fox and taking a picture of it.)
What word in the title tells you what Tim is doing?
(He sees the fox.)
Where are Tim and the fox? What is the setting?
(They are in the forest/woods.)
Make predictions from title and cover: Say I wonder what Tim will see the fox do in the forest.
Demonstrate and Support how to use an academic language frame I seeTim looking at a fox in the forest. So I predictthe book will be about Tim looking for foxes and learning what foxes can do in the forest.