Junior detectives find clues on how to become better readers
Junior detectives find clues on how to become better readers
Posted on 03/10/2018
Students outside area with caution tape containing a detective kitHarvey Elementary students are getting clued in how they can be better readers by making inferences. 

Jen Stuehmer, third grade teacher, set up scenarios in the gym and students had to travel to the different scenes and write down inferences they made based on the scenes. 

Students had to base their inferences on the evidence gathered from viewing the scenes, just as they need to use clues from text evidence when reading to make inferences, because the author does not always explicitly tell the reader everything. 

As a follow up, the students had a lesson with their teacher and our speech pathologist to review the scenes and their inferences, and then learned how they can apply their inferencing skills to reading.