The comprehension strategy that we have been working on this month has been Inferring. When you infer you usewhat you see in the text and what you already know to figure out what the author is telling you. I love teaching this strategy because there are so many fun activities to do with it. We have looked at pictures and then made inferences about what happened and why? We have snooped inside Mrs. Tebay’s school bag and made inferences about why things were in there. We have read many books…even some without words. I think that our favourite activity has been to watch a wordless “short” video and make inferences about what is going to happen.
When you read at home with your own child ask them what they infer….and make sure they tell you why!