Read the attached short excerpt from the tween novel Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush and draw inferences from the text. Students complete a graphic organizer involving key passages from the first chapter when Lola learns her parents have been laid off. Next, students use the inference graphic organizer to create a polished paragraph with a topic sentence, examples, textual evidence (passages), inferences and a conclusion.
Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush by Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz is available on Amazon. You can read the first chapter at www.lolazola.com