Inferring on the web

(or how to know what you think but don't really know)

Start with what they can see.

Students still know comics.  This activity asks them to infer from a comic strip (the middle picture) and allows them to check their inferences with the actual comic strip

This activity asks the students to view art on-line and infer from it.

Move into those things that are really written.  This activity asks the students to infer the ending of a short story (actually Aesop's fables)

Finally use and entire story to infer and use the literary terms necessary.  This activity uses Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi for inference.

For more stories check out this site with free copies of public domain texts.

This page was created to support students in achieving the goals of the standard course of study for 5th grade reading.

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