Lesson Plan

Inference Making

Use this lesson to help your ELs understand inference, evidence, and schema. They'll analyze sentences to make inferences using evidence. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Inferring With Pictures lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Inferring With Pictures lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Inferring With Pictures lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to make inferences using schema and textual evidence.

Language

Students will be able to use schema and evidence from a text or illustration to make inferences.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today they will use text and and illustrations, along with the things they already know, to make inferences, or guesses.
  • Complete a Frayer Model with the students for the term inference and check student comprehension throughout by asking them to orally repeat the definition or provide examples.