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Use for imperfect. WRITER #1:Tell the story about what was happening when this picture was taken. WRITER #2: Add to the the first writer's story. WRITER #3: Share your thoughts or the life lesson. WRITER #1: Read the story. Edit and revise it for clarity. Give it a title. Lesson link http://pinterest.com/elaseminars (Photo source link provided below)

Entire Pinboard of photos to use in teaching inference.I could make a board of different situations and ask questions about body language, emotions, etc

Great short movies for teaching literacy, morals, etc.

Great film shorts, adverts, and more to use in teaching, plus lesson ideas! I can already envision so many ways to use these clips and ideas to motivate and inspire my students and breathe new life into my writing and reading curriculum!

Show a picture a day and have students make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. Drive home the differences between the three.

Students view a picture a day and make an inference and prediction. Taken from National Geographic Photo of the Day

A collection of photos to use when teaching inference.

A collection of photos to use when teaching inference-writing station, minilesson practice.

Inference: Why is this man on the floor? What makes you think so?

Picture to use for inference. How about having students create the picture and then sharing with the class?

I'm linking up with Just Reed's Favorite Pinterest Pins Linky.  This week's topic is Reading Idea Pins! I just love this linky! So much ...

Reading Ideas ~ Ten Pin Linky!

Inference: What are two things you can say about this little boy?

Inference: How many things you can say about this little boy? (Be sure to tell HOW you know each thing.

Great site for teachers who use  Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Guided Reading.  Also includes units of study

Great site for teachers who use Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Guided Reading. Also includes units of study: Hall County Schools

Musical Chairs Writing! When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off. 10 minute intervals...or with alphabet and numbers :) Perfect for WL class too! (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post60659268&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

The link is actually about musical chairs reading. But another pinner said, "Musical chairs writing. When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off. Time intervals based on grade level.

NY Times Machine is a database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851. Can be used as primary source documents.

TimesMachine

Times Machine is a wonderful database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to With articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln,

"The Inference Song" is a favorite with my grades 5-8 students even though they sometimes "groan" over it.  It surely has helped them understand inference, too!

"The Inference Song" is a favorite with my grades students even though they sometimes "groan" over it. It surely has helped them understand inference, too!

LITERARY DEVICES in Pop Culture (video clips included...great host) WHAT A FIND!!!

LITERARY DEVICES in Pop Culture (video clips included.great host) WHAT A FIND! Love the psych clip at the beginning.not loving the "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" for my fourth graders at the end though.

Defective Detective--infers incorrectly--sometimes the clues don't add up as we think...OMG...this is perfect as a hook for the next infering lesson!!

Defective Detective - WRITING: Short perfect for conversation or writing prompt; Past Tense, Que sucedio? Have them ask for verbs they don't know before starting.

Making Inferences Role Play Activity   FREE download! Teaching making inferences is not always this fun!

Teach them that making inferences or drawing conclusions are actually things that they do everyday whether it be eavesdropping on a big sister or listening in on mom’s phone conversation. Help them master the art of making inferences.

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