Predicting the Next School Year

Lesson Overview

Students will make predictions for their next school year by comparing it to the one that’s coming to a close.

Get Started

Tips for using this assignment with your students:

  • Before Writing - Warm up for writing by having a class discussion about students’ favorite memories of the current school year and their hopes for the next school year. Give students time to write or draw their memories and hopes.
  • During Writing - Encourage students to strengthen their predictions by elaborating with who, what, where, when, why and how. You can conference with students and ask them these questions, or have students pair up and ask each other.
         > For example: What do you think will be your favorite subject next year? Why do you think you will like that subject?
            When do you think you will start studying it?

  • After Writing - Have students select a sentence from their writing to share on a class poster of their predictions! Hang it up for the last week of school to celebrate their year and their bright futures ahead.

Writing Instruction Routines

For more tips to guide students before, during, and after writing, take a look at the Writing Instruction Routines page.

Common Core Anchor Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.