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An event or concept is taken from the text. The students use information from the txt plus prior knowledge to predict the consequences of an event occurring. It can be used to plan for writing.
The Reading Activity handbook p 10
Students state facts and draw conclusions from the facts
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 53)
In The Text/I can Infer... Charts
Students select words and phrases that capture important ideas. They then write a summary of the passage, using as many of the word and phrases as they can,
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 39-40)
Students use prior knowledge, plus information clues to make an inference.
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 36-38)
Students are provided with a controversial statement related to the text. They make a list of reasons (for and against) as to why or why not the statement could be true.
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 54-55)
Partners agree how they will read the text (Choral, paragraphs, silently) until they reach the stopping point. At the stopping point, each student responds to the text.
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 26-27)
Students generate two words (not phrases) that reflect their thinking about the text or character
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 32-35)
Understanding a Character
Students draw a character’s name. They review the text and prepare to talk about the character’s role in the story. They create a list of words that best describe their character, and explain the character’s behaviour to the rest of the group
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 41)
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