Back to basics

10th January 2014 at 00:00
What you can infer from this list is that we want to help you to improve your students' analytical skills. We deduce that these resources will prove to be extremely successful

1. Between the lines

What is it? A lesson to help students develop their reading skills, with a focus on inference and empathy

What users say "This is brilliant! Great for a one-off lesson. Could be used with any age group."

bit.lyBetweenTheLinesLesson

2. Kingdom come

What is it? A simple introduction to inference that can be used to lead into studying Michael Morpurgo's novel Kensuke's Kingdom

What users say "A fantastic resource, great for guided reading."

bit.lyKingdomCalling

3. Travel tips

What is it? Activities that use travel and adventure texts to help students practise making inferences

What users say "Excellent - as always!"

bit.lyTravellingTips

4. Exam enlightenment

What is it? A presentation on inference that leads into an exam-based task

What users say "Brilliant! I used some of this and it worked really well."

bit.lyExamEnlightenment

5. Dream team

What is it? A model for introducing inference and deduction to groups of 11- to 14-year-olds based on A Midsummer Night's Dream

What users say "This is really useful, thank you."

bit.lyModelBehaviours

6. Poetic precision

What is it? A lesson on exploring poetry through inference and deduction

What users say "This is a great way into the analysis of poetry."

bit.lyPoeticPrecision

7. Murder mystery

What is it? A speaking and listening task that gets students to unpick the events of a fictitious murder

What users say "Wow! This is a fantastic resource. You are a star."

bit.lyMurder MysteryLesson

8. Detecting inference

What is it? A presentation to guide students through using inference to analyse a passage from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

What users say "This worked really well with my classes."

bit.lyCloserReading

9. Hidden messages

What is it? A scheme of work for improving students' ability to read between the lines

What users say "Very thorough - some really nice ideas in here. Thanks for sharing."

bit.lyHiddenMessaging

10. Game face

What is it? A game that gets students thinking about how we infer meaning

What users say "A clearly presented resource with a useful objective and appropriate activity."

bit.lyInferenceGame.

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