Textual Evidence for Predictions

A prediction is an educated guess about what will come later in a text. Now, your predictions can be about an event, or about how a character will behave, but any prediction you make must be based on information in the text, or based on knowledge about literature in general.

For instance, if you’ve seen how a character has acted in a story so far, you can make a prediction about his future actions. And, with your knowledge about literature, you know the basic layout of a mystery novel, so you might be able to predict who did something in a story, or how the story is going to end up, based on your general knowledge of literature.

And the more you read, the more your general knowledge about literature is going to increase, so you may be able to make more predictions the more you read.

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