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Skill Explainer

Inferencing Skill Explainer

Marion McBride, M.Ed.

3. Model Inferencing with a Decodable Text

Ginger the Gerbil is a decodable text used for teaching inferencing.

We read in the text that the first graders are giant compared to Ginger. And we know giant means big. And Ms. Greta said they should sit while they play with Ginger.

What can we infer from those three pieces of information? What might happen if they held Ginger while they stood?

This graphic organizer provides an example of how a student might organize information from the text and apply what they know from personal experiences to make inferences about a decodable text.

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