Hi Everyone! Happy 3 Day weekend! :)
This will be a quick post...
I will be diving into inferencing next week. (although I've dabbled in it here and there)
I LOVE to start with this book:
It is quite a simple read with MANY opportunities for the children to use their inferring skills.
I first start off by reading it orally and talking about what inference really means-
Use the text clues
Use what I know (schema)
The kids catch on pretty quickly!
Then on the second day we use an organizer to fill in our thinking. I find that this helps those that need a visual, will understand more clearly after practicing it this way.
(click above to get a copy)
The sample is filled in with references to "The Stray Dog," but it could be used with any book!
I also found this website that has a inferencing game!!
It will give clue by clue and then allow the children to make a guess. It is super cute and VERY appropriate for young children!
I have also discovered that there are TONS of people that have created inference boards on Pinterest. Oh Pinterest, what would I do without you ;)
If it works... click HERE to see all the boards!!
Finally, I end my unit with this AMAZING activity!!
This is so fun for the kids and it pulls our "unit" together. There is a lot of prep to this, but once you have it all put together it is so much fun. If you bought this, I added a new recording sheet to it and also made a final "what really happened" story. I'd be happy to share! Just leave a comment or shoot me an email! :)
Thanks to those that entered my Narrative Writing giveaway!! Amanda and Kathy were the big winners!! :)
Don't forget my buy one get one offer ends tomorrow night!! Just email me for details or to tell me of your purchase!!
I leave you first with my mustachey class :)
(this was part of my valentine to them... BIG HIT!)
...and a tiny sneak peek at my upcoming product...