Making Inferences

OBJECTIVES

  • Given several pictures and illustration to view, the students will sketch a personal drawing that represents their inferences about the visual aid based on their prior knowledge, life experience and visual cues.
  • Given sample texts, the student will be able to infer based on the literature and explain each inference in a classroom discussion board with a minimum of a three sentence explanation.
  • Given a passage, the student will display an interest in the rest of the text as measure by the number of pages read during the independent reading segment.



MAKING INFERENCES INTRODUCTION

Right click to download pdf. in a new window. This document will explain what an inference is and how they are formed.



ACTIVITY # 1 - THE INFERENCE SONG

Please watch the video below. After viewing the video, please go to the Discussion Board section and follow the instructions for the activity labeled: Spiderman Inferences




ACTIVITY # 2 - MAKING INFERENCES SCENARIO GAME

Follow this link to practice what you have learned so far about making inferences. This is a quick game that will help you learn how to make inferences. You may play this game as many times as you like.
Making Inferences Quiz



ACTIVITY # 3 - BIGGER THAN ALEXANDER

Please watch the video below. After viewing the video, please go to the Discussion Board section and follow the instructions for the activity labeled: Bigger Than Alexander.



ACTIVITY # 4 - INFERENCE JEOPARDY

Print and use this answer sheet to play this game.



Right Click on Download to open the file. Once you are in Powerpoint, click on the SLIDESHOW tab at the top and then click on the button that says FROM THE BEGINNING (first button on left). Play the game according to the instructions. Use the Game Sheet provided to write down your answers and keep score.





ACTIVITY # 5 - GUIDED PASSAGE AND INDEPENDENT READING

As a class, we will read the first three pages of this book to simulate a reading passage that you would find on typical reading comprehension tests. For each page, we will stop and infer what will happen next and you will answer teacher guided questions. After we finish reading our selection together, you will continue reading the selection on your own. You will read independently for twenty minutes, then you will reflect on your independent reading time.To reflect, you will go to the discussion board and post a blog about your reading selection. In the blog, you will give the title and author of the book, number of pages you read, a seven sentence summary of the pages you read and what you liked and disliked about the reading. Also, you will need to give one inference that you made. Here is an example of what you could say: The story says that the village that William lived in was a poor village and when darkness fell, the families rushed into their home. But, the darkness of night was the best time for William to dream. I asked myself, "What do you infer that William's dreams?" I inferred that William dreamt of helping his village.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

ACTIVITY # 6 - INDEPENDENT READING

You may select any book from the classroom library to read during independent reading time. Once you have read the required twenty minutes, you will then reflect on your independent reading time. Make sure you record how many pages you read. You will then go to the discussion board and post a blog about your reading selection. In the blog, you will give the title and author of the book, number of pages you read, a seven sentence summary of the pages you read and what you liked and disliked about the reading thus far. Also, state if you would recommend this book to anyone in the class based on what you have read thus far. For a bonus, you can include any inferences you made throughout the story. Please give specific details.


DISCUSSION BOARD

Initial Inference Blog
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Initial Inference Blog

Bigger Than Alexander
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Bigger Than Alexander Blog

Spiderman Inference Song
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Spiderman Inference Song Blog

Making Inferences from Reading Text Activity # 1
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Making Inferences from Text # 1

Making Inferences from Reading Text Activity # 2
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Making Inferences from Text # 2

Making Inferences - Scenarios
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Making Inferences - Scenarios


Guided Passage and Independent Reading
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind


Independent Reading
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Independent Reading Blog

Formative Assessment
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment Self-Evaluation
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Formative Assessment Self-Evaluation

Final Inference Blog
- Please click this link to go to the discussion board for this activity. Final Inference Blog


TESTING SECTION

MAKING INFERENCES - FORMATIVE TEST

Please follow this link to complete the formative test for the making inferences lessons. This link will direct you to the discussion board where you will complete this test. Think of this test as practice. It will not be for a grade, but it will test how much you already know about making inferences. While you are working on this assignment, please keep in mind the tasks that are hard and easy for you to complete and any questions that you may have about making inferences. You will have a chance to reflect on those thoughts in the Formative Test Self-Evaluation, also located in the discussion board. Just a reminder that all tests on the discussion board are private and will be sent directly to the teacher. You may follow the link here or under the Discussion Board heading.
Formative Assessment

MAKING INFERENCES - FORMATIVE TEST SELF-EVALUATION

Formative Assessment Self-Evaluation

MAKING INFERENCES - SUMMATIVE TEST PART ONE

Read the instructions as stated on the test. When you are finished with Part One, please raise your hand and show your teacher your results. Please do not exit out of the test before you show the teacher. Once the teacher has confirmed your score, you may continue on to Part Two.

http://www.quia.com/quiz/1085562.html

MAKING INFERENCES - SUMMATIVE TEST PART TWO

Please right click on "Download" on the Part Two.pdf. You will open up the attachment and print it out. Once it is printed, please take it back to your seat or the teacher designated area of the classroom and take this part of the test.