This is Prediction Paco. To begin reading a new selection, or new page within a selection, we often practice making predictions to develop our reading comprehension. It's announced that Prediction Paco "wants to hear what you think will happen in this story." Students first think about it. Partners or groups talk about what some predictions might be and we share whole class. Paco is thrown to students with raised hands and the predicitons begin. "I think this story is about a girl with a red hood." When Paco is thrown back I ask him, "What did you think of that prediction?" He often replies in a high voice, as I use my ventriliquisting skills, "mmmmmmmmmmuy bien!"
Now that's FUN, don't tell anyone!