This graphic organizer document contains two ways to think about making inferences. It can be used to scaffold, at a center, or to introduce the idea of inferencing. It would also make a great assessment for inferencing skills.
Enlarge at a local printing company or education agency to use as a teaching tool for large group instruction, small group instruction, or at literacy centers. Additionally, it could be used as an anchor chart.
Print these charts on cardstock and laminate them. Use at a literacy center or for practice. If documentation is needed, take photographs of the charts for easy printing and viewing.
Use this chart for an assessment cycle (pretest, checking for understanding, posttest).
Print each chart on a different color and allow students to choose the chart that makes the most sense to each of them.
Use these charts in interactive notebooks. The charts may have to be reduced on a copy machine depending on the size of interactive notebooks being used. Have students color and decorate to their understanding and liking.
Use this chart for a teacher or student-led “think-aloud.”
This chart works well for multiple subject areas! Be sure to consider its use in science and social studies classes in addition to the English-Language Arts. Potentially, you could teach how to make an inference in an ELA class and apply the use in science and social studies.