Students’ age range: 12-14
Description: 1) Teacher will introduce the term Inference and inform students of the objectives of the lesson and discuss why skills like inference may be useful in life). Teacher will inform students that there are different techniques that can be used to employ inference. Teacher will inform students that the set induction followed the “Use of clues” technique. Teacher will summarize method and explain.
2) Teacher will hand out comic strips and instruct students to pay attention to how she makes inferences from the comics. Teacher will model finding inferences using visual clues and graphic organizer 2. Teacher will explain to students that visual clues can be used to make inferences. Teacher will instruct students to make inferences from another comic panel. Teacher will question students about what they can infer from the strip. Teacher will model if students are having difficulty. Teacher will instruct students to use graphic organizer 2 to illustrate their use of inference. Teacher will discuss with the class how their conclusions were drawn. Teacher will ask students to share answers.
3) Teacher will share out comprehension passage and ask students to read aloud the passage. Teacher will introduce the 3-2-1 strategy. Teacher will explain the strategy (define) and model use of 3-2-1- strategy using comprehension 1 and 3-2-1 Graphic Organizer. (Explain that 3 details must be factual)
4) The teacher will inform students that they will have to answer the questions that accompany the passage as well as provide 2 of their own. Teacher will model using inference to answer them.
5) The teacher will ask students to work in pairs and state 2 predictions about the passage. The teacher will ask students provide evidence from the passage to support their predictions. Teacher will ask each pair of students to share ONE of their questions from step 4 with another pair of students who will be instructed that they are to answer the questions later on in the lesson,