Inferences (2)

Encourage young readers to use their prior knowledge, as well as text clues, to draw inferences from text. Provide them with this activity that asks them to record a passage, the background information they already have, the text clues that signal an inference, and then the inferred meaning they find in the passage.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Select a passage from a text class members have read to model how to use the worksheet
Classroom Considerations
  • The second in a series of 22 resources focused on developing skills in drawing inferences
Pros
  • The individual, rather than the instructor, selects the passages, identifies the clues, and draws the inferences
Cons
  • No models are provided