They are perfect for teaching different comprehension skills and strategies. I did an activity using the spy and the pigeon last year that worked fabulously for teaching inferring and this one looks great as well. You can watch it here.
Inference-This is an awesome Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference. allow students to watch the entire film minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions. Plus, this is just a super fun film to watch :)
Informational Mentor Text List (for every Grade CCSS). This would be good to combine with the Common Core ELA Appendix that provides a list of mentor texts representative of desired grade-level writing achievement/focus.
Inference---The chart presented in this visual could be used for middle school grades. Students compare and contrast inferring what the texts says and what they personally infer what the text is saying.
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Teaching Inference and Predictions Through Music! Your purchase includes 8 pages of worksheets that allow students to practice inferring and predicting with well known modern songs. They do this by answering questions about the lyrics!