With that said...last week we talked about inference. (We previously and very briefly as it was a review covered Non-Fiction Text Features and Genres)
I found on the internet inferring using the text The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg. I honestly had never read this book, but fell in love with it as I read it with my kids. A good reference I found after the lesson was from Teaching With Blonde Ambition. We read the text together and made our inferences together as a class.
The following day we dove into The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Can Allsburg. My kids love these as well! I gave them a table with 4 columns. The columns were Picture Title- What I Observed, What I Wonder, What I Infer. They had to fill it out on their computer and submit it to me online. HERE is a copy of the recording sheet I used.
Up next for inferring...Inference Detectives from my TPT store. To be followed by inferring with direct quotes from the text. I see the direct quoting part taking me all week. Wish me luck! What do you use for teaching inference?? I also can't wait to use Harris Burdick for writing mysteries!!