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The Rest of the Story
Scientists make predictions based on their observations and prior knowledge. Students need to learn how to think like scientists and make predictions, also. In this strategy, students use their observations and prior knowledge to predict what
will happen next. They use evidence from the video clip to write the rest of the story.
Materials: video clip
- Choose a video clip that will allow students to make predictions.
- Have the class watch a portion of the video clip.
- Pause the video just before a climactic event.
- Discuss what has happened up to that point.
- For younger students, begin modeling the writing of the story. Allow older students to write the story on their own.
- Ask each student to write the rest of the story.
- Encourage students to use their observations and prior knowledge to add evidence to their story.
This strategy helps students use their observations and prior knowledge to tell a story. When you use an engaging video clip, students will have strong visual and auditory evidence to make their predictions.
- Pause the video several times to allow for plot twists in the student’s stories.
- Watch the video without sound to allow students to focus on visual clues in the video.