Maintain Yearlong Reading Bulletin Boards

Maintain Yearlong Reading Bulletin Boards

Before you begin teaching individual comprehension lessons, introduce students to the six ways readers infer: Readers retell/summarize the text. Readers determine the main idea(s). Readers visualize. Readers predict and question. Readers make connections across texts....
Follow 5 Steps to Make an Inference

Follow 5 Steps to Make an Inference

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Broaden Definition of Inference

Broaden Definition of Inference

Broaden Definition of Inference May 14, 2013 | [Reading] Many of our leading experts declare a formula for defining inference. Text Clues + Background Knowledge = Inference. If we agree with that equation, then let’s clarify where text clues come from–the...
Target Students’ Inferring Skills in Daily Doses

Target Students’ Inferring Skills in Daily Doses

Inferring while reading includes drawing conclusions and making assumptions about what is implied. These higher-level thinking skills need to be taught explicitly through teacher Think Alouds. Model how to draw conclusions about the text by noting word/verbal and...