See, wonder and infer – a structure to help your students with inference

See wonder and infer grid

Students are better at inference than they get credit for. Their problem often lies in ordering and expressing their thoughts  - not the inference itself. I use this structure to help students talk and write about their inferences of both texts and images.   We go through this one stage at a time: First, students …

Use my PAWS structure to get more from your students’ reading

Having students sit and read is easy, and it’s great for so many reasons. It develops their reading skills, which in turn improves vocabulary, general knowledge, understanding of texts, concentration, emotional intelligence (the list goes on). But, how can you be sure they’re actually doing it? Not looking out of the window or day dreaming? …