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Teaching Tips: Inference Discuss this eTheme.

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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This site looks at the rationale for teaching inference, explores how to teach it, provides some examples across the curriculum, shares tips for differentiating instruction, cites related research, and provides a reading list of books to use when teaching inference. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This Pinterest board features educational resources for teaching inference. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This 10-page PDF provides strategies for explicitly teaching inferring skills in reading comprehension.
This 32-page PDF provides teaching strategies for teaching inference to students in grades 4 – 12.
This packet includes information on teaching inference.
This 12-page PDF provides resources for teaching 5th graders about inferencing.
This 11-page PDF provides resources for teaching students to draw inferences.
This site provides tips for teaching inference. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This presentation provides activities for teaching the skill of inference to students.
Choose from among four different activities for practicing making inferences: Making Inferences Worksheet, Inference Worksheet - You Make the Call, Predict and Infer Plant Activity Worksheet, and Predict and Infer Graphic Organizer. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Scroll down to the middle of the page for ideas for teaching inference to students.
Use these four questions to help students think through the thought process involved with drawing inferences.
Gain some tips on how to teach students to make inferences by introducing the concept; using graphic organizers, using picture books, and learning from real life practice. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here are some ideas for teaching inference using games and activities, such as comics, inference vs. facts, and guess the definition. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Use these two lessons to teach the concept of inference to your students. In lesson one students will learn how to make inferences using a variety of newspaper cartoons. In lesson two, students will learn about drawing inferences using a picture book.
Learn about inferential reading strategies and the steps involved.
Here is a FAQ for using inferences as well as several resources.
This 13-page PDF file includes a lesson plan and worksheets to help eighth graders differentiate between inference and observation.
This 14-page PDF file includes a lesson plan for teaching students how to infer information from graphs.
This six-page PDF file includes a lesson plan on inferring height from bone length. It will help students understand how inference is related to the scientific process.
These websites will help elementary students learn how to infer while reading. There are activities, graphic organizers, and short lessons on inference. Includes a link on inference for middle school students.
These websites are about using inference while reading. Find out why inference skills are important and how to infer while reading. Includes lessons, activities, and graphic organizers. There is a link to an eTheme on inference skills for elementary school students.

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