Inferences? Seriously? In Kindergarten?
I wouldn't tease you like that. It's easier than you think.
"Jack felt his fingers slipping. Then down he fell.
Down through the darkness.
"Oh, no! What happened to Jack?" I asked. "He fell in the moat!" a chorus of kindergartners yelled. "How do you know that?" I asked again. "The book said, splash," answered a student. I continued, " What if it said THUNK?" Another student chimed in, "Then he would have fallen on the ground." Yep, that's what it's all about.
Let's look at pictures first...no text. When the students were listening to the story, they weren't focusing on the text, they were focusing on the story. Likewise, using pictures is an easy way to start a lesson with inferencing. Using a portion of a picture, ask the students what they know FROM THE PICTURE. Once they have thought about the picture...expand the view.
Using the Text
Finally, introduce students to making inferences using text. Using 3 sets of clues and 3 pictures, students can use the text to help decide which picture the text describing.
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Enjoy. Don't forget, we can't put limitations on our kinders before we put tools in their hands.