Lessons Activity that teaches students how to preview text through brainstorming and making predictions. Taken from Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers: The Administrator's Role in Supporting Research-Based Practices. Previewing.pdfCategory: InstructionReading InstructionRelated Resources: Instructional Materials Comprehension: Preview Log Chart for students to preview key vocabulary, make predictions, and brainstorm prior knowledge before reading. 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. Podcasts Comprehension: Activating Prior Knowledge Shows how to use an anticipation guide to activate students’ background knowledge.