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Inference and Informational Text

Inferencing is something we do all the time, but often students don't realize this is a skill they naturally use. Ms. Ramsey uses a simple photograph to help her students recognize all the information they can infer from the photo. The exercise is used as a springboard to having the students work together to determine what they can infer from passages they read.
Grade 6 | Language Arts | Common Core Standards: RI.6
Teacher: Jennifer Ramsey, SEED School, Washington, DC

Lesson Summary

Inferencing is something we do all the time, but often students don't realize this is a skill they naturally use. Ms. Ramsey uses a simple photograph to help her students recognize all the information they can infer from the photo. This is used as a springboard into having the students work together to determine what they can infer from passage they read.

Things to watch for:

  • Teacher modeling and encouraging of class discussion
  • Encouraging the students to make predictions before they read
  • Students work together as a whole class, then break into partner groups
  • Classroom management tips: Clap with me 10 times "0, and business"

More classroom videos with Ms. Ramsey:

Alignment to Common Core Standards

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6

Key Ideas and Details

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1)

Teacher Reflection

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