Making inferences can be a difficult skill to help students feel comfortable using. I use this anchor chart when introducing making inferences with my students. I have seen great success with providing them the visual of the puzzles pieces – it really helps them to understand how the text and their prior knowledge interact to help them better understand the text.
I also use the Who, What, When, Why, How chart to explain the practicality of making inferences. When we are successful with letting our students know why we do something, and how it will effect them, they are more likely to utilize that information or strategy independently.
This resource has both printer friendly (black and white) and colored print options. You can print off this resource as a one page (small group anchor chart). OR... when you are set to print, you also have the option to select a ‘poster’ print. By scaling to 180% your poster will print on four pages and be a nice size for whole class instruction.
Use this FREEBIE in conjunction with THIS
mentor text lesson featuring the book Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan. These two resources work together to help your students understand how to make inferences using a consistent visual and explanation.
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Thank you again!
Megan, Thyme to Read