I know, I know! It is Tuesday, and I really should be doing this on Monday, but I am a day late. But, better late than never, right?! I am linking up with my friend Emily from The Reading Tutor/OG for Mentor Monday.
One of the texts I love to use when beginning any unit on making inferences is a favorite picture book: Tuesday by David Wiesner.
We then talk about what they did to make those inferences and create a simple chart to help them remember what it takes to make inferences. This is an example of a super simple one, but as the students go up in grades, we add to them.
Another great picture book series that is perfect for younger students are the Carl the dog books. My son "read" these to me when he was really young. These were the first books he read, and he loved that he could "read" them. He was always spot on with the stories and really focused on the feelings, something that a some books don't tell the reader. Kids will enjoy this fun Carl book at this time of the year. There are a few words, but the main story is crafted by the reader. How cool is that?!