Observe the child during and after a story is read.
Ask, “What do you think is going to happen next?”
The child remembers and relates the sequence of events in a story, and uses logic to predict what she thinks will happen next.
After reading a story, the adult can ask the child to review what happened in the story. When reading a new story, the adult can stop after several pages and ask, “What do you think will happen next?” The child should be able to connect actions to predict consequences.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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