Here is our seventh installment of using effective anchor charts and interactive Power Points for teaching reading skills to your students. Enjoy!
Inference Anchor Chart
Below is an inference anchor chart that we created to help our students understand this important strategy. We chose the detective theme because making an inference is like using clues. The student has to use his or her background knowledge. He or she also has to use evidence from the text. So the detective theme fits making an inference perfectly.
The focus of the above anchor chart and the seven Power Points are for students to understand what an inference is and how to make an effective inference in both fiction and non-fiction text. Our Power Points are highly interactive and engaging for the students. We use think-pair-share quite often which allows your students the chance to talk to their neighbors about the strategy.
Below is an example of a think-pair-share activity. Students will no longer be bored listening to the teacher lecture up in front of the class. They will now be actively involved in their learning.
We also have included many slides that have the students read passages. They then have to make an inference based on their background knowledge and what they have read. This is a great tool to be able to walk around and check on your students’ understanding. You can easily adjust your instruction based on your observations. This would help you to formulate small groups that may need extra help.