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Making Inferences

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

Another great book for nature 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...

Tight Times (Picture Puffins): Barbara Shook Hazen, Trina Schart Hyman

Shortcut: Donald Crews. Amazon.com: Books

Frindle by Andrew Clements. Excellent for looking at direct and indirect character development.

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

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

Kids love reading this book, which is great for charting a character's emotions through a story City Green: DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

This book works well for making inferences about a character's emotions How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story. Eve Bunting

Text-based inferences: Who's Talking?

In My Classroom: The Forest and the Trees: Suffixes and Inferences

The Wreck of the Zephyr: Chris Van Allsburg