Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences

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Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character motivation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring to a literacy center for work with small groups
  • Have your class create their own hints for their peers to make inferences
  • Incorporate into a reading comprehension lesson about any story, reading passage, or novel your class is reading
Classroom Considerations

  • Assessment section is minimal and needs a little augmentation
Pros

  • Lesson is versatile for any story, including the stories suggested
  • Worksheet is a great addition to a reading folder or journal throughout the school year
Cons

  • None