The two concepts we have learned about in reading so far are theme and inferring. We learned that the theme of the story is the lesson or message the author wants you to learn. We learned that inferring means to “read between the lines.” We learned that sometimes the author does not always say exactly how the characters feel. We have to infer based off of the characters actions. We read the book Jabari Jumps together as a class. We talked about how although the author never quite states that Jabari is scared to jump off of the diving board, we inferred that he was scared based off his actions. In stations, the kids have been practicing inferring based off of pictures they see. See our example below. Please be sure to check your child’s google classroom to see their work and my comments.