Readers infer by using their prior knowledge and clues from the text to draw conclusions and create their own interpretations of the text.Readers can infer:
     1. Meanings of unknown words
     2. Unique interpretations of text
     3. In order to help create, revise, and confirm predictions
     4. In order to help answer their questions when the answers      are not explicitly found in the text

Students can practice inferring by:
     1. Asking questions
     2. Rereading
     3. Discussing text with peers
     4. Listening and participating in think alouds
Texts to help teach inferring
  1. Miss Maggie by Cynthia Rylant
     2. Winter Fox by Catherine Stock
     3. How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting
     4. Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe
     5. Creatures of Earth, Sea and Sky by Georgia Heard
     6. Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
     7. Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola
     8. The Royal Bee by Frances Park and Ginger Park

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