Teaching Inference Skills Can Be Fun

Posted by Erica Warren on

Teaching students about how to make inferences can be challenging. Unlike most of the concrete learning that they encounter, this is an abstract notion. However, most students love the idea of finding or uncovering a hidden message.
fun ways to teach inferences or implied meaning
So, explaining that, like a detective, they can solve the secret code, students will find this both appealing and exciting. Here are four activities that you can do to help even the youngest of learners find joy in searching for inferences. 
How to teach inferences and implied meaning
  • Look through magazine images and see if you can uncover any hidden messages.
  • When traveling look at billboards and see if you can point out any inferences.
  • Look at the images on book covers and see what kind of hidden messages they might include that tell you a little bit about the story.
  • When watching TV pay attention to the advertisements. What kinds of secret messages are implied?
If you would prefer to use a 60 page workbook, with images, activities and games, you can always purchase Making Inferences, The Fun and Easy Way to Understand and Practice Implied Meaning. I also offer a free downloadable sample @ CLICK HERE

Happy kids reading

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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