Develop critical thinking skills with our Inferences Lesson Plan as students will be able to define inference and use context clues from text to make inferences. Challenge students to identify their evidence when making inferences as they reflect on a time when their logical inference in a real-world scenario was incorrect.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:
- Use prepared event (trash tipped over, desk upside down, etc.) and ask: Why do you think the (event) is like that? What may have caused it to happen? Why is it like that? What evidence is there for your answer?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Answers may vary and there may not be any one correct answer. Be sure to encourage students to include evidence and prior knowledge that helps them make the inferences.
- Introduce Inferences to the class. Ask students what inferences they have made elsewhere today or in the past week.
- Distribute Inferences content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
- Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students.
- When completed, allow students to share their responses until possible inferences are exhausted.
- Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses, allowing other possible answers. Be sure students are giving logical inferences and not just guessing what may have happened.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
- In closing, ask students about a time they may have made an inference which seemed logical and maybe obvious, but later found out they were completely wrong.
- Allow for responses and discussion.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions
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