There are many resources about main idea in general, but the resources for teaching about how to make inferences are few and far between. This 22-slide PowerPoint makes it much easier to teach your students how to use the text to identify details and add it to what students already know, to come up with their own inference about what the author is trying to tell them. It also takes it one step further, by having students determine the main idea of the entire text. In addition, higher order thinking questions are included with each day's notes to help your students become better prepared for assessment. You will also get a graphic organizer, explicit teacher notes, and sample anchor chart embedded within this resource.