1. Topic-
Making an inference within text
Objective: 2.02 Interact with the text before, during,and after reading, listening and viewing by: making predictions, formulating questions, supporting answers from textual information, previous experience, and/or other sources, drawing on personal, literary, and cultural understandings, seeking additional information, making connections with previous experiences, information, and ideas.
2. Content-
Making an inference by making connections between what we read and what we already know.

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Essential Question: What is an inference and how do we make inferences when reading a sentence, passage or story?

Student will be able to
independently make an inference from a selected text.

1.To address Goal 1 of PDP: Develop strategies from information gained from informal and formal assessments that will guide instruction and remediation of lessons.
2. To address Goal 2 of PDP: Develop strategies to effectively integrate hands-on proficiency with 21st century technology through daily instruction and demonstration.
4. Objectives-
1.Student will be able to find important details, words or clues in selected text
2.Student will make a connection to the text with what they know
5. Materials and Aids-
Promethean board
Document camera
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Promethean board power point lesson on the difference between an inference and a prediction.

B. Development-

1.Teacher explains definition to inference
2.Teacher states that students must use strategies to make an inference
3.Give oral example: Parents told you to wear a warm coat, a hat and gloves when you go outside. Ask children orally what parents are trying to tell them.

C. Practice-

1.Review steps of finding important details, words or clues and making a connection to the text with what they know.
2. Put up a sentence on the document camera and read it orally to them. "In the cloud of gunfire, he longed to hear the voices of his family but he heard only the sounds of the enemy's horses."
3.Teacher guides students to find the important words: Underline: gunfire,he longed to hear the voices of his family, enemy's horses-Brief discussion on each
4. Make connections to words and phrases
5. Look at sentence and make an inference, guiding the students to figure out the meaning.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Review how to make inference-important words or clues and making a connection
2. Pass out hand-out of sentence (preselected)
3. Show sentence on document camera.Read sentence to them and then have them read aloud with me.
"These athletes train a great deal. They eat a very healthy diet. Some compete in short races and others compete in long races called marathons."
4. Turn to a "buddy" and underline the important words or clues. Then talk to each other about any part of the sentence where they can make a connection.
5.Ask each group to write their inference at the bottom of sheet.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Reading aloud during guided practice and independent practice
2.If independent practice was not mastered use a less rigorous example.
3.Reteach next day if necessary.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Teacher observation
3.Children come up to Promethean board and decide whether preselected sentences are inferences or predictions.

G. Closure-

1.Review beginning of power point lesson on inferences
2.Review essential question and have students give oral answer.
7. Evaluation-
2.Participation during guided practice lesson and participation when working in cooperative pairs.

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