Lesson Plan

Steps to Make an Inference

It's time to infer! Students will read a variety of short passages and make inferences using modals and a step-by-step graphic organizer. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Inference Detectives.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Inference Detectiveslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to make inferences from nonfiction texts using their background knowledge and evidence from the text.

Language

Students will be able to make inferences with modals using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Inference Task CardsPicture This InferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceIt Says...I Say...And SoVocabulary Cards: Steps to Make an InferenceGlossary: Steps to Make an Inference
  • 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.