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Inferencing Skills / Draw Conclusions

Pixton Lesson Plan on Inferencing Skills / Draw Conclusions

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When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Poster
  • Character Map
  • Comic Strip

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This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings drawing conclusions to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings drawing conclusions to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings drawing conclusions to life with comics and storyboards.

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Inferencing Skills / Draw Conclusions

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

The ability to recognize inference is an important critical thinking skill essential to reading comprehension. Teachers should explicitly teach students the definitions, components, and examples of inferencing and drawing conclusions, from a text (see attached example comics).

Opening Discussion

Create a KW(H)L chart:

  • What do you already know about inferencing and drawing conclusions?
  • What do you want to know about inferencing and drawing conclusions?
  • How could you learn more?
  • Why might this skill be important?
  • If the text does not say something explicitly, how can you infer what the text means?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Storyboard
    Define

    Complete after opening discussion.

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  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    Apply to Informational Text

    Complete after class reading.

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  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    Apply to Literature

    Complete after class reading.

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  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Create a classroom reference Poster to illustrate definitions and examples of inferencing and drawing conclusions.

  • Extension / Modification
    Character Map (Extension / Modification)

    Create a KW(H)L Character Map to illustrate what you know and want to know about inferencing and drawing conclusions.

  • Extension / Modification
    Comic Strip (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Comic Strip to illustrate inferences made from a work of poetry, prose or nonfiction.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Add to your KW(H)L chart:

  • What did you learn about inferencing and drawing conclusions?
  • What are you still confused or unsure about?
  • What would you still like to know about inferencing and drawing conclusions?
  • How could you learn more?
  • How does this relate to other reading or writing activities or questions you have completed in the past?
  • What memory devices can you use or create to remember how to use this skill?
  • Why is it important to understand and use this skill?
  • How can this skill help you be a stronger reader and writer?
  • What clues do authors give that help you infer details that are not explicitly stated?
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Pixton Activity: Inferencing Skills / Draw Conclusions 1 Define

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  • Storyboard

Intro

Review the definition, elements and examples of inferencing and drawing conclusions.

Instructions

Create a Storyboard that illustrates the definition and elements of inferencing/drawing conclusions:

  • Identify the element in the panel title.
  • Write a detailed description.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Pixton Activity: Inferencing Skills / Draw Conclusions 2 Apply to Informational Text

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  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

Have students read an informational text, and use details from the text to infer:

  • Author's Purpose (overall)
  • Author's Purpose (specific detail)
  • Author's Tone
  • Author's Point of View (on related subject)
  • Infer causes or effects
  • Infer choices or motives

Instructions

Create a Mind Map that illustrates 4 inferences or conclusions drawn from a nonfiction informational text:

  • Identify the inference in the panel title.
  • Write a detailed description of your analysis.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Pixton Activity: Inferencing Skills / Draw Conclusions 3 Apply to Literature

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  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

Have students read a fictional piece of literature, and use details from the text to infer details not directly stated in the text:

  • Indirect Character Trait
  • Indirect Character Choices or Motives
  • Prediction
  • Unspoken Conflict or Setting
  • Infer Causes or Effects

Instructions

Create a Mind Map that illustrates 4 inferences or conclusions drawn from a fictional piece of literature:

  • Identify the inference in the panel title.
  • Write a detailed description of your analysis.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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