This lesson is a reading lesson centered around the story "Two Bad Ants" by Chris Van Allsburg. It focuses on the comprehension skill of inferencing. There are 5 stopping points for students to think about the clues Chris Van Allsburg leaves for them to make inferences. There is also an after-reading response that has students write their own story to have a classmate make inferences.
If you enjoy this activity, please check out my other Chris Van Allsburg one on Problem/Solution in "Jumanji." You can find it here
Welcome to A Real Reading Experience. I aim to give teachers the tools to provide authentic reading experiences with children through the love of picture books. Each picture book will have a focus, like inferring or characterization. The packet will come with pre-selected stopping points for teachers to stop and have students answer a question. At the end, there is a piece for students to complete a written reflection of the story. K-2 units and 3-5 units are on the way!