Four easy to use sheets with lots of space for pupils to write in and some examples / instructions. Great for deepening understanding, esp in English and mostly importantly for inference.
Three easy steps to help them infer…
It says - copy something directly from the text
I say - (the tricky bit is they need to draw from life experiences) Pupils need to "imagine they are in the scenario or find a reference point for this in their own lives)
And so… link up the first two points to write the inference.
It says - he snarled at me
I say - my brother pulls faces when he is angry
And so - he might be angry
To effectively teach pupils to infer use the ‘It says - I say - And so…’ sheet. Inference is a skill developed by repeating the same process in many different contexts. Which is why these sheets are great as they can be used on any text. I suggest giving pupils lots of practice with this. Then repeat with different texts. Keep the same format throughout the year and they should develop the skill of inference.