Making Inferences--Reading Minilessons for Inferring

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  1. Making inferences can be difficult for some young readers. When teaching the comprehension strategy of inferring, it’s important to make it visual for students to understand the inferring process. Inferential understanding and “reading between the lines” can lead students to think beyond the text an
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Inferring is always a difficult strategy for students. The intention of this study is for students to dig deeper into a text for better understanding and comprehension. Inferential understanding and “reading between the lines” can lead students to think beyond the text and reflect on their thinking.

Included are minilessons to build and develop the strategy of inferring.

Key Teaching Points:

• What is inferring? Why do I need to infer?

• Inferring with pictures

• Surface understanding vs. Inferential understanding

• The author wrote… So, I think…

• Prediction vs. Inference

• Inferring about character

• Inferential questioning

• Inferring Beyond the Text

This product is also part of my Reading Workshop Curriculum Bundle.

You might also be interested in this companion product

Making Inferences Think Sheets and Printables to Make Inferring Visible

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· Reading Test Preparation

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