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?

  • They both have the name,Author and a boy and girl

Read the Title.  What are they keywords?

Bridge and Terabithia

Read the blurb below for the book.  

Jess Aarons' 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?

  • Terabithia
  • Friendship
  • Jess Aaron’s
  •  Leslie Burke
  •  Inseparable
  • Create
  • kingdom
  •  woods

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

THat Leslie beats everybody in the race and aaron is upset but they become the best of friends and run into the woods and create a magical kingdom called Terabithia and they become kings and Queens.