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Making Inferences

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Good read aloud to share with struggling readers; builds context and situations for character inferences For the Duration: the War Years (A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book) (9780399252099): Tomie dePaola: Books

Lots of opportunities for inferences in this short picture book.

Questions to help students think about characters--can go way beyond just identifying character names!

Two letters at the end of the book invite readers to rethink the entire plot...Santa Calls by William Joyce

Character Traits Activity for iPads.

Frolyc | Character Traits | Common Core Standard RL 3.3, 4.3

Discuss multiple character emotions with this video--how do the different people respond to the unexpected music?

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

Tight Times (Picture Puffins) by Barbara Shook Hazen

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

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...

Character Traits and Emotions: Making Inferences

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

Shortcut: Donald Crews. 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: Books