So you've taught your kiddos about inferring, but how do you know if they're actually doing it? I make these charts for just about all literacy-related learning we do. Kids in our room know that writing about our thinking is just part of what we do every single day. Prior to each inferring mini-lesson, I cut down one of these charts for students to glue onto a blank page of their Thoughtful Logs (reading journals). The charts are perfect scaffolds to help students write about their thinking (metacognition!) and expand on what they are learning. They are perfect for tracking the inferring students do during both independent and guided reading. This set includes 6 different charts. To see more 'action shots' of how I use these charts and Thoughtful Logs in my classroom, please visit my classroom blog: http://lifein4b.blogspot.com If you have questions, please let me know!
Inferring Charts by Leanne Bongers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License