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Teaching Inference using Fun, Concrete Examples for Reading Comprehension
10 + 1 Picture Books to Teach Inference
I Can Hear the Sun. Patricia Polacco. Puffin Books, Fondo is a homeless child who makes a strong connection with Stephanie Michelle, who cares for the animals and listens to the sun at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. She believes Fondo when he says the geese have asked him to fly away with them. Read-aloud 2nd-5th grade The Journey of Oliver K. Darcy Pattison. Sandpiper,
Learning how to infer and back up inferences with strong evidence is such an important skill for students to master. So, of course, it is not the easiest one for them to grasp and even sometimes enjoy. When I am teaching inferences for the first time with a group of students, I keep this in mind and choose super high-interest read alouds that my students love digging into to find evidence. This post shares my favorite inference mentor texts. Note: The printables and activities shown with each read aloud are optional but will help you teach the lesson and use the book the way I recommend.
Be sure to check out all the book lists I have for teaching comprehension. Making inferences and predictions are highly related comprehension strategies. In fact, most books for teaching comprehension lump them together. For the younger child or even struggling reader, I like to separate them at first. A prediction can usually be confirmed or denied through further reading. I turn the pages and thet do. My prediction was confirmed.
Book List for Making Inferences
I remember I was told to teach inference as a 4th grade teacher, it was one of the many skills students were supposed to develop in literacy, and I was astickler for following the rules. So the first year I sat with my lesson plans, every word penciled out and guided my studenst through the lesson. We inferred because the book told us to. It is a life skill. One we need to navigate difficult situations. One we need to read other people.