Understanding the difference between inference and prediction is one of classic challenges in literacy instruction, in addition to the difference between main idea and theme, mood and tone, and reading versus deep reading, and so on. Some of it is a mater of jargon. An argument could be made that, like main idea and theme, that distinguishing between the two is more trouble than it’s worth.
Making Inferences with Poetry - Free Download. This is a FANTASTIC resource. The responses are easy for the children to develop as there are so many text clues, and personal experiences they can call upon to provide a level 4 response.
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