Lesson Plan Steps to Make an Inference This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Inference Detectives lesson plan. Academic
Students will be able to make inferences from nonfiction texts using their background knowledge and evidence from the text.
Students will be able to make inferences with modals using a graphic organizer.
Introduction (3 minutes)
Tell students that today they will practice making inferences from written passages.
Show students the vocabulary card for
inference and read the definition aloud. Project one of the images from the Picture This Inference worksheet onto the board.
Ask students to answer the following questions in pairs:
What do you see in this picture?
What personal experiences do you have that can help you make a connection?
What can you infer about what is happening in the picture?
Call on volunteers to share their inferences with the whole class.
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