Teaching inferential comprehension

I have not long finished writing half year reports for my students in English, in years 7, 8 and 9. As usual, the common thread in most of the reports, was a comment about their challenges with inferential comprehension. This term I plan on focusing on teaching inferential comprehension, which has forced me to gather resources and ideas which will support the students to look between and beyond the lines, to infer. I have found that in many instances, the students can identify separate bits of information, but fail to link the pieces together, to infer meaning. To teach inferential comprehension, I am using different types of media such as DVD; youtube; stimulus pictures; music and of course, excellent mentor texts. I will be documenting some of these activities as I go.

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