Back to basics
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."
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."
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!"
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."