This 22+ page packet includes an engaging lesson and everything you need to introduce drawing inferences and to reinforce and practice the skill. The 6 fiction and informational practice passages can also be used for pre and post assessment. Designed to align with Common Core Standards, the lesson takes a student centered approach with the teacher acting mainly as facilitator.
♥ 3+ page Start to Finish Lesson Plan with Step-by-Step guidelines for INTO, THROUGH, BEYOND
♥ 1 page INTRO activity
♥ 1 page Tips for Drawing Strong Inferences (student handout)
♥ 1 page Whole Group Practice - Fiction and Informational Text (2 brief examples in each genre that progress in difficulty)
♥ 3 Fictional Passages to practice Reading Standards for Literature RL.1 (easy, medium, challenge levels of difficulty), each followed by 5 short constructed response questions
♥ 3 Informational Passages to practice Reading Standards for Informational Text RI.1 (easy, medium, challenge levels of difficulty) each followed by 5 short constructed response questions
♥ 8 pages ANSWER KEYS
♥ 1 page portrait view Draw Inferences Practice graphic organizer that can be used with any text (structured for students to record evidence to support their inferences)
♥ 1 page landscape view Draw Inferences Practice graphic organizer that can be used with any text (This larger version has more room and can be used to record multiple evidences for a single question.)
Aligned with 5th Grade Common Core Standards:
READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE RL.1: Quote accurately from a (fictional) text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
READING STANDARDS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXT RI.1: Quote accurately from (informational) text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING STANDARDS SL.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Embedded in the Lesson:
♥ The 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity
♥ Accommodations/Differentiation for varied abilities
and learning styles
♥ Strategies for Simultaneous Overt & Covert Engagement
♥ Closing Reflection for students
Time of student engagement is 90 minutes or longer, depending on whether you choose to use the 6 practice passages on the same or on subsequent days, or to spread the work out over several days if using all passages with the entire class.
♥ Use for on level 5th graders
♥ Differentiate for high level 4th graders
♥ Remediate for struggling 6th graders
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