Inference and Informational Text
Teacher: Jennifer Ramsey, SEED School, Washington, DC
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:
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)