This lesson expands on Critically Thinking Reading I by developing students' extended reasoning skills. In this complete lesson, students are guided through 5 interactive exercises to learn about inferences, assumptions, evidence and conclusion, as they are used in the Reading portion of the redesigned SAT and PSAT. This skill set is also relevant to the optional Essay now offered on the redesigned SAT.
The lesson begins with a logic puzzle designed to introduce the concept of inference and after 3 interactive learning modules, the students finish with a full-length SAT-style passage that addresses the exact type of extended reasoning questions asked on the redesigned SAT and PSAT.
A grayscale student worksheet packet is included, which can be easily printed or reproduced, this is followed by a 25-page detailed guide for the Teacher/Facilitator.