I am learning to make a prediction based on the cover and blurb.

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Patterson

Look at the different covers above for the story “Bridge to Terabithia”.  What can you see?  What are the common elements between both?

  • In both covers there is a boy and a girl
  • They both have a tree in the background
  • They are both set in the woods

Read the Title.  What are they keywords?

Bridge

Terabithia

Read the blurb below for the book.  

Jess Aaron’s greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.

That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits.

What are the keywords in the blurb?

  • Jess Aaron
  • Leslie Burke
  • Imaginations
  • Kingdom
  • Together
  • Create
  • Teribithia
  • Friendship
  • Woods
  • Limits
  • King
  • Queen
  • Ambition
  • Magical kingdom

Using the above information, what do you think will happen in the story?

That they will become good friends and create Terabithia together and realise what they were imagining slowly becomes true over the days that they spend together in Terabithia.