TEACHING INFERENCE WITH POETRY~ This poem by Leslie Norris is great for teaching inference. Check out the post for more ideas! An online version of the poem is available on Google docs, search Buying a Puppy poem.
Robert Marzano, a guru of vocabulary instruction, tells us that the bright kids need about 4 exposures to a word to own it, average students need about 14, and our struggling students need at least 40. Great exposure freebie!