5 Minute Activity 6: Discover the Cover


1. Ask students to read the title. Then have them look at the picture. 

2. Ask, “What do you see in the picture on dad’s lap? Is there a clue about the problem?"

3. Direct students to other clues about a possible problem. Notice the chair’s legs, for example. 

4. Given the title and the picture, ask students to make a prediction about the problem of the story. 

5. Record answers or ask children to draw a picture to indicate their prediction. It’s helpful to keep the predictions handy so that students can evaluate their responses. 

Discover the Cover Template