One of the toughest skills for young readers to learn is to infer what isn’t stated by the author. For students who lack experiences or who don’t pick up on story clues authors share, explicit instruction is needed to help make sense of the unknown. Through think aloud and targeted instruction, we can help struggling readers improve. Today, I’m going to share how you can use a lovely Appalachian Christmas story to model making inferences.
Read Aloud of the Book:
What Can We Teach and Learn from this Book?
Silver Packages Inference Lesson
Book Talk Video: