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Ideas for teaching predicting/inferring?
Old 08-02-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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Does anyone have any good lessons or ideas on how to teach the difference between inferring and predicting in science?

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neighbor's garbage
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I saw the best lesson on http://www.learningpad.net. The teacher told her students that she has new neighbors, she hasn't met them yet, but wants to know a little bit about them. So, she took their garbage! She invites the students to figure out some things about her neighbor by helping her look through their garbage!!!
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Thanks trish!
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I use the story Tops and Bottoms. I refer to it all year long! I begin reading the story....kids predict what will happen to bear. After reading a while, they infer that bear will be tricked again. It is a fabulous story, great pics, and great for teaching the difference between predicting and inferring.
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The garbage lesson..
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came fron the book Comprehension Connections- Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor. This is a great book that contains concrete, hands on lessons for introducing the comprehension strategies. I used the garbage lesson with my second graders. All were on task, involved, thinking, discussing, AND INFERRING. Everyone "got it". This is a fabulous book.

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Where is it? I can't find it.
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I agree that the book Comprehension Connections is a great book. I can't wait to try the lessons this year. They are really engaging and meaninful lessons to teach strategies before teaching with text.
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Is the book meant for a particular grade level? Could I use it or adapt it to use with fifth graders?
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Bridges to Strategic Reading is published by Heinemann. You can go to their website and purchase the book. It is not grade specific. You could use it with fifth graders also.
Tanny McGregor gives concrete, hands-on lessons for all the comprehension strategies.
She also has photos of anchor charts/thinking stems.

http://www.heinemann.com

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