Lesson Plan

Making Inferences About Feelings

In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Exploring Different Points of View lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Exploring Different Points of View lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify at least two different points of view in a story. Students will be able to explain how a character’s point of view shapes their understanding and stance.

Language

Students will be able to make an inference with sentence structures using sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today they will be learning some sentence structures and vocabulary that will help them make inferences about other people's (or characters') feelings.
  • Explain that when we can recognize and infer how other people are feeling and why, then we can begin to understand their perspective.
  • Clarify that perspective is a person's (or character's) point of view, or the way they see and experience things. In a fictional story, there may be multiple perspectives to consider. Explain that understanding the different perspectives in a story can help us understand it on a deeper level.