What is inferring, anyway? Well, here's our fancy educators' definition:
Readers think about and search the text, and sometimes use personal knowledge to construct meaning beyond what is literally stated.
But for your students, try this:
Use clues to figure out what it really means.
So what are we trying to do here? Here's how you'll know when your students get it!
The student will be able to infer meaning from what was read to help comprehend text and solve problems across the curriculum.
So, how do you make it happen?
- Watch the videos and discuss them with your class.
- Do the student activity on this Web site. (Coming this spring)
- Talk about inferring all year long.
- Try these lesson ideas in your classroom.