Encourage young readers to use their prior knowledge, as well as text clues, to draw inferences from text. Provide them with this worksheet that asks them to record a passage, the background information they already have, the text clues that signal an inference, and then the inferred meaning they find in the passage.
- Select a passage from a text class members have read to model how to use the worksheet
- The second in a series of 22 resources focused on developing skills in drawing inferences
- The individual, rather than the instructor, selects the passages, identifies the clues, and draws the inferences
- No models are provided