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Tips for helping students to understand dialogue

"Waiting for a White Knight" in this book is a great story for teaching visualizing and changing visual images. Fire and Wings: Dragon Tales from East and West

The Goldilocks Variations: A Pop-up Book by Allan Ahlberg

A Finder's Magic by Philippa Pearce

An Octopus at Home - an activity I authored on Frolyc. Frolyc - Create. Publish. Inspire!

Black Bears and People - an activity I authored on Frolyc. Frolyc - Create. Publish. Inspire!

Nice for showing how readers combine background knowledge with text clues.

In My Classroom: The Forest and the Trees: Making inferences: Setting

A good book for character emotions, setting details, and how the setting contributes to the conflict.

A quick read and perfect for modeling how to make inferences about a "broad" setting for the events

Short stories by Jean Craighead George; great for modeling the use of background knowledge to make inferences

Great for examples of real life inferences!

Revised for 2013! This file includes resources, lesson plans, and stories for teaching students how to infer character emotions and character trait...

Character Traits and Emotions: Making Inferences

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Great for older readers. Gleam and Glow: Eve Bunting, Peter Sylvada: Amazon.com: Books

Good for character emotions inferences. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams | Scholastic.com

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams | Scholastic.com

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Using old documents to help students learn how to make inferences.

Have kids underline the dialogue of different speakers as they infer who is talking in a text.

Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart: Vera B. Williams