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Contents

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO PREDICTION What Is Predicting?
  • Predictions Create Purpose
  • Predictions for Learning The Structure of This Book
  • Conclusion

PART I UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF PREDICTING IN LEARNING

Superficial Prediction and Missed Opportunities
Scenario 1

Using Clues from the Text to Predict
Scenario 2

Incorporating Prior Knowledge into Predictions
Scenario 3
  • Analyzing Classroom Instruction: What Worked?
  • The Benefits of Making Predictions
  • Engagement
  • Activating Existing Knowledge
  • Exercising the Use of Reading Strategies
  • Humans: A History of Predicting
  • Predictions Reduce Uncertainty
  • Processing Information: A Critical Aspect of Prediction
  • Short-Term Memory
  • Working Memory: Pulling Stored Knowledge Forward
  • Long-Term Memory and Existing Knowledge
  • Types of Long-Term Memory
  • Schemata and Prior Knowledge
  • Prediction depends on existing knowledge
  • Predictions depend on actively transforming knowledge
  • Developing Expert Predictors
  • Analogies to Help Us Predict
  • Analogies Clarify Understanding
  • Analogies Help Us Predict with Greater Detail
  • Analogies Provide A Bridge to New Learning
  • Comparison Activities as an Expert Skill
  • Are Predictions Enough?