This concept of “Inferences” can be slow to start, but when the students get it, a huge light bulb goes off and a big smile spreads across their face. It is a rewarding concept to teach and can be taught in all grades. Making Inferences is a skill that must be taught and is used a lot all through schooling.
When the students learn how to do it at a young age, it will make their research projects easier for the future.
In these lessons students take the information they already know on a topic, read an article or informative story about the topic (not included) and combine the two like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and they get a new sentences. Their sentences can be combined to make a new informative paragraph all written by them! These lessons really help the get started on informative writing.
This is not a one time activity, but one that will be used all year.
Example Student Inference:
Fact I Knew: Geese have wings.
New Fact I read: Geese have a wing span of 5 feet.
Inference Sentence: Geese have wings and their wing span can get up to 5 feet.
- Detailed lesson plans
- 4 Different Leveled Inference Forms for differentiation
- 2 Extension Inference Activities (Lesson Plans included)
- Sample Filled out sheets
- Helping the student take facts they know, combine it with facts they learn to make new sentences and paragraphs in their own words.