Reflection: Adjustments to Practice How do You Know? Connecting Inferences to Facts - Section 3: Practice and Share


It is important to set the students up for success by making sure they have the right nonfiction texts to use for this lesson. Unfortunately, not just any nonfiction book will work. There should be a story (narrative nonfiction) or a problem or a point to the story. Then you can guide students to come up with a larger focus question that will help them infer or find meaning in the facts that they are discovering. As a developing reader of nonfiction and inferring, its important that they are not given a text that is too difficult to make inferences in.

One way you can do that is have them continue to read and use the question from what you modeled. Another way is to preselect a few articles and have them choose or make it leveled to their reading. 

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  Adjustments to Practice: Set Them Up for Success
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How do You Know? Connecting Inferences to Facts

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 9 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify facts that support inferences.

Big Idea: Students mix up their inferred ideas with facts. This lesson helps them separate the two.

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, main idea, nonfiction, inferring, informational text, questioning, infer, inference, informational, nonfiction reading, Fourth Grade, fourth, 4th grade, subheadings, subtitles
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