- Before students begin an appropriate reading assignment, show them the What If? Chart.
- Have them skim the chapter or selection that they are going to read, looking at headings, pictures, call-outs, etc. Have them write at least one “What If?” question based on the skimming.
- Ask for volunteers to identify questions as you enter them in the boxes on the graphic organizer. After you enter a question on the chart, encourage students to suggest possible effects. Enter those effects in the Possible Effects boxes.
- Tell students to read the selection they have just skimmed and note whether their “What If?” questions accurately predicted the content.
- Conduct a class discussion of the accuracy of their original questions and suggested effects.