Making inferences is an important reading strategy and skill that students need in order to be successful. This product can be used to teach inferencing for the first time or as a review for students who need additional practice. This lesson includes a presentation on teaching inferences and an accommodating graphic organizer for students to fill out while they practice and take notes. This lesson also defines implicit and explicit information and how one uses evidence and reasoning to make inferences.
Students will look at pictures to practice making inferences. Then students will read short passages to determine what the texts say explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; students will cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text.