Making Inferences (for my 6th graders)

2.27.2011

Finally! I have a little time to post something!
I want to try to share any classroom happenings for those teachers who do not teach Kindergarten or First...there are a million amazing blogs for those youngenz. (which I'm hopeful to teach one day)
So anyway, back to inferring. I noticed before our two weeks of snow days that my students were struggling with inferring and I even did a quick assessment (thumbs up and thumbs down) to see what the students felt like they knew. Out of 18 students only 4 students gave a thumbs up that they felt comfortable with inferring.

I loved Babbling Abby's ideas on teaching her kids inferring. I just ran with it. I kind of copied but that's what teachers do, right?? :)

Hopefully you can click that picture to enlarge it to read what it says. Let me know if you have trouble. On the bottom sheet I used pictures of my son Tryp and my students LOVED that! They love seeing pictures of my "real" life. (outside of school)
I also have Inference Task Cards that I created. If you are interested in these please leave a comment(and email) and I'll email them to you. I made six task cards and split my 18 students into 6 groups of 3 and had them rotate to the different cards. They had to "answer" the task cards like this....
I think the students really benefited from practicing inferring. They all feel very confident with what an inference is and how to infer. YAY! That means I am doing my job...successfully!

Stayed tuned for more posts...about week 16 of my pregnancy and meeting Angie Smith at Bring The Rain.

7 comments:

  1. Can you please send me a copy of the task cards?
    Thank you!
    stephanie73x@yahoo.com

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  2. I would love to see the task cards as well!
    Thanks! Amanda
    arcatlett@yahoo.com

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  3. This looks great! Could I get a copy of the task cards? My email is: skimball4@hotmail.com.

    Thanks, Shannon

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  4. I would love to get a copy of the task cards! Thanks!
    merritt.smith8@gmail.com

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  5. I love this idea! Can you send me the task cards as well? Email is: angelicag2817@gmail.com

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  6. I love this. Could you send me the task cards? Shelbylhill@gmail.com

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  7. This sounds great! Can you please send me a copy of the task cards at: carrolinak7@hotmail.com.

    Thanks! Carolina

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