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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Predicting: Helping Preschoolers Look Ahead
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Las predicciones. Cómo ayudar a los niños preescolares a mirar hacia el futuro
Polish Version: Przewidywania: Pomaganie przedszkolakom w domyślaniu się co będzie potem
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: IL Early Learning Standards/IELDS
Language Arts
Project Approach
Self Care/Life Skills
Social Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
Learning Standards: 5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
Benchmarks: 5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.