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.