Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Ouch! There's a Pea Under the Mattress! (Lesson 1 of 3) - Section 4: Teacher's Turn


Inferencing is a great strategy, but students often confuse it with predicting. As we work through this lesson, I really want the kids to focus on inferencing so I contrast it with other strategies. Here's an example of our discussion.

Although predicting is helpful, the focus on inferencing allows the kids to see how the evidence in the text can be used. We build on the illustrations and text, adding schema and background information to 'read between the lines', making conclusions about what is happening at that moment in the story.

  Discourse and Questioning: Inference vs Prediction
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Ouch! There's a Pea Under the Mattress! (Lesson 1 of 3)

Unit 13: Inference-What Do You Already Know and How Does the Text Help You?
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: SWBAT recount and a fable from a diverse culture, inferring events and determining the theme of the story.

Big Idea: Three stories! Compare, Constrast and Infer the Ideas!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, theme (Reading Comp), 2nd Grade, compare and contrast, fables, inference, Princess and the Pea
  55 minutes
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