This week, we started our “I Infer” unit. I love, love, love teaching my kids how to make inferences. It is truly the part of comprehension that takes a reader to the next level.
We started with the poem “Things” by Eloise Greenfield. It is a wonderful little poem that leaves students wondering: “What happened to the candy?” “Where did the sandhouse go?” The poem is also simple enough for them to use their prior knowledge of candy and the beach to figure this out – or infer – what happened! 🙂 We read the poem multiple times, discussed our prior knowledge and the clues Eloise gave us, to infer the little girl ate the candy, and the waves washed her sandhouse away. (Although one little girl was persistent that she HAD to have lost the candy because WHO in their right mind would eat their candy before they got home?!)
Tomorrow, I will read their letters to the class and the kids will have to use their own prior knowledge and each author’s clues to figure out who the letters are from. 🙂
Thanks for reading about our week so far! I hope you are able to stop by my friend Danielle’s blog for Day 6 of the “For the Love of Teaching Freebie Blog Hop!” She has an adorable freebie on long vowels that I know you’ll want to snatch up! Click the button below to take you to her blog.
Have fun and happy learning,