We are still working on the concept of inferring. We are tackling it through a scaffold approach. Students first practiced inferring through pictures. They had to use their background knowledge, plus what they observe in the picture, to make an inference. After they mastered the picture inferences, they move onto short passages. The students will eventually be able to make inferences while reading chapter books and articles. Please see an example of what we are working on in class below. As always, please feel free to email me with any questions!
Students responses should be “I can infer that mom lit the candles because the power went out. I know this because in the text it states that the wind was blowing. The power goes out when there is a storm and its windy.”