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    Inferencing riddles
    By Nessa

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    My 4th graders also have trouble with inferencing-"reading between the lines". We do a 'riddle' of the day. I read them a few sentences, to a short paragraph and they have to guess what is going on, or what the character is feeling, or what the weather is etc.

    They think it is a big game, but they are getting practice using what they know and what the author tells them to infer.

    Something like: Michael looked out the window and noticed the grass was getting long. He went to the garage and started up the machine. What did Michael start?

    I also stop alot during read alouds and ask infering type questions.

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