Lessons Lesson teaching students to make predictions and brainstorm ideas to activate prior knowledge before reading a text. Includes previewing and prediction logs for students to use. previewing.pdfCategory: InstructionReading InstructionRelated Resources: Lessons Comprehension: Previewing Log (Before Reading) Tool for students to write their predictions and brainstormed ideas before reading. Lessons Comprehension: Activating Background Knowledge Lesson teaching students to preview a text before reading. Includes making predictions and connecting to background knowledge. Podcasts Comprehension: Activating Prior Knowledge Shows how to use an anticipation guide to activate students’ background knowledge. Podcasts Comprehension: Making Predictions Step-by-step directions for explicitly teaching how to make predictions based on illustrations and photographs. Instructional Materials Comprehension: Prediction Log Vocabulary and prediction charts for students to fill out before reading. One component of the previewing comprehension strategy.