This is activity from Sheena Cameron’s Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies (a very worthwhile resource for teacher of grade 1-9). It required students to look at the ‘text’, in this case a picture, and predict what happened before, during and after it being taken.
This was the first attempt at the task. Students found it quite difficult to predict what might of happened before, something that we will have to work on. When we shared our predictions at the end of the lesson I found that students were predicting what happened immediantly before and after. I am going to use this activity again this week and give students time frames such as ‘what do you think happened 2 hours before this picture was taken?’