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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: “What's Next?” Predictions at Story Time
Languages: English
Spanish Version: "¿Qué seguirá?" Las predicciones acerca de los cuentos
Polish Version: „Co potem?” Domyślanie się, jak dalej potoczy się bajka
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: Classroom Activities
Early Literacy
Family Activities
Language Arts
Reading Skills
Reading to Children
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
Learning Standards: 2.A. Demonstrate interest in stories and books.
2.B. Recognize key ideas and details in stories.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
2.D. Establish personal connections with books.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
Benchmarks: 2.A.ECa. Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
2.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about books read aloud.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
2.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, discuss illustrations in books and make personal connections to the pictures and story.
5.B.ECc. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to narrate a single event and provide a reaction to what happened.