The Stray Dog - Marc Simont

Another great book for early grades like kindergarten, first or second for making inferences! A lesson idea would be to tell the students they will be inference investigators! They will use their knowledge plus what they hear during the book today to make their own ideas, or inferences, about the story. The teacher will start with the front cover, letting children get a good look at all of the pictures on the pages. This lesson could be taught throughout an entire week at centers and small group. Today have the students write three inferences starting with our beginning words or phrases. Let the students interact by having them give a thumbs up or tuning down if they don't agree.