The Mystery Box . Great for inferencing and asking questions. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at pinterest.com/... for therapy resources. Saw a teacher do something like this in her classroom & thought this would be a great way to mix guidance lesson on careers w/ inferencing! I'm HUGE on mixing guidance w/ academics!
When beginning to teach inferring I use riddles. I explain to them that often writers include details and we, as readers must use these details to make an inference. When you infer, you use observations, prior knowledge, experiences, and details from the text to make connections and come up with ideas.
"Sharks" by Carol Lindeen, Published by Pebble Books - - This book (and the other sea animal books in the series) are great nonfiction titles for K/1 classroom libraries. The photographs are stunning and the text is simple and predictable... they're even available in Spanish, if needed. (There are series on insects and plants & seeds, too.)