Reading Skills: Drawing Conclusions
This site provides a variety of lessons to teach the skill of drawing conclusions and making inferences. Writing, reading, listening, observing, and research are included into science, social studies, and language arts activities. Includes an eThemes resource on Teaching Tips: Inferences.
readwritethink: Developing Inferential Comprehension Through DL-TA and Discussion Webs
This site provides a lesson using the picture book, Grandaddy's Gift, to assist students with making inferences. Step by step instructions, discussion web and a rubric are included.
eHow: 3rd Grade Activities on Drawing Conclusions
This site provides several large and small group activities using picture books and evaluating paragraphs. NOTE: This site contains ads.
eHow: How To Teach Drawing Conclusions in 3rd Grade
This site provides a lesson plan to instruct students on drawing conclusions. NOTE: This site contains ads.
EDSITEment!: Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources
This site provides lesson plans for students to interpret oral history documents, summarize narratives of former slaves and draw conclusions on a slave's life before and after emancipation.
Teachers First: Making Science Fun-"The Da Vinci Project"
This site provides hands-on practice for students to draw conclusions, plant identification, data recording, and research methods based on findings in this interrelated approach.
readwritethink: Using the Internet to Facilitate Improved Reading Comprehension
This site provides a mini-lesson using web-based technology, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds to facilitate inferential thinking.
readwritethink: Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison
This site provides structured lessons using picture books, internet research, and an extension activity designed for students to discover errors.
authorSTREAM: Drawing Conclusions Detective
This PowerPoint presentation has slides on drawing conclusions and making inferences. NOTE: Site includes ads.
readwritethink: Gabbing With Garfield
This site provides students an opportunity to create their own comic strip beginning with an online game that has questions focusing on comprehension, vocabulary building, and drawing inferences.
readwritethink: Applying Question-Answer Relationships to Pictures
This site provides lessons using wordless picture books. Students answer four different types of questions to be able to infer what is happening in the story.
readwritethink: Organizer for Inferring
This page provides a hand-out for students given a text to analyze and practice inferring skill.
readwritethink: Inferring How and Why Characters Change
This provides activities that assist students in understanding how the main character learns and grows and how the story's events affected the characters. The lessons use a think-aloud procedure to model how to infer character traits and determine a character's growth across text.
eThemes Resource: Teaching Tips: Inference
These websites are about the importance of inference while reading and how to teach students inference skills. There are activity ideas, lesson plans, and graphic organizers. Some lesson plans are about using inference during the scientific process. There are links to eThemes on inference for elementary school students and inference for middle school students.
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