An interactive read aloud lesson plan for the book Tight Times by: Barbara Shook Hazen. This lesson plan focuses on the strategy of making inferences.
This lesson plan includes common core state standards (3rd grade) but could be adapted to other grade levels, learning target, multiple assessment options, scripted introduction, model and guided practice stopping points with prompts, teacher think aloud prompts, and turn and talks.
This lesson plan also comes with a SMART notebook file set up with page numbers to stop at in one column, text from the book with background knowledge in the next column, and inferences for each in the last column.
This can be used to model teacher thinking or for assessment before you show the inferences. Notebook file comes with 4 stopping points. Also includes an assessment sheet as an assessment option as well.