Making predictions is a basic reading skill that requires higher level thinking. To make a good prediction, readers must consider available information and make an inference. Good readers make predictions based on textual evidence. If you use evidence to support your predication, you can justify it whether you are right or wrong.
I designed these worksheets to give students intensive practice with making and supporting predictions. In each worksheet students read a variety of short texts. Each passage ends abruptly and then students must predict what will occur next based on evidence from the text. Students must support their answers by referencing the text, which brings out those higher order, critical thinking skills. I've also included a PowerPoint lesson on making predictions. I hope that these worksheets and activities will help students master the art of making predictions.