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