Updated: Jun 14, 2020
Predict, Learn, Conclude prompts students to make inferences, test those inferences while gathering information, and construct conclusions. Use for a pre-assessment, as an anticipatory set, or to assess student thinking.
Download the "Predict Learn Conclude" handout to serve as a graphic organizer for students.
1. Prompt students to make predictions about what they expect to find in their research or study of a specific topic.
Predictions can be recorded on the board, through a group recorder, or on a handout.
2. Challenge students to investigate the topic using provided materials or a protocol, jotting notes to capture their findings.
3. Invite students to share their findings and draw conclusions with their group or the whole class.
Challenge students to use evidence from the investigation to draw conclusions, which can be added to the board or individual handouts.
Ask: Which of our predictions were accurate? What surprised you?