Education Technology

NCTE: Going Out on a Limb: Presenting Predictions

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Each student will present his or her predictions to the class, using the project display board as part of the presentation. In addition, each student will submit to the teacher his or her own reflective essay on predictions and their outcomes.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the LearningCheck™ App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Review the basics of public speaking the day before the presentations. See the teacher transparency titled "Public Speaking Tips." Send the students the LearningCheck file Peer Evaluation Form Movie Prediction Presentations.edc. Also send the students the Reflecting On What You Have Done.edc file.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck file(s) to your class using TI Connect™ and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will:
  • Extend the literal meaning of a text by making inferences, and evaluate the significance and validity of texts in light of prior knowledge and experience.
  • Select, summarize, paraphrase, analyze, and evaluate, orally and in writing, passages of texts chosen for specific purposes.
  • Develop criteria to evaluate literary merit and explain critical opinions about a text, either informally in conversation or formally in a well-organized speech or essay.
  • Explain how details of language, setting, plot, character, conflict, point of view, and voice in a work of literature combine to produce a dominant tone, effect, or theme.
  • Compose and publish analytic and reflective writing that conveys knowledge, experience, insights, and opinions to an intended audience.
  • Develop and deliver a speech that conveys information and ideas in a logical fashion for a selected audience, using language that clarifies and reinforces meaning.
  • After the Activity

    Students will turn in completed Peer Evaluation Forms (either electronically or on paper, as per the teacher's instructions).