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Teaching inferencing can be really rough. A couple ways I have found that helps are: through mentor texts such as read alouds. The Wolves In The Walls by Neil Gaiman is a good one to use(for many areas too). Allow the students to take the main character and ask them to tell you a character trait about her. Then give evidence from the story that makes them believe this. This story makes you belive a lot about Lucy the main character but does not tell you in words.
Also another great way to teach it is by using political cartoons. If you get Time For Kids or Scholastic News you can find some in there. I also search the newspaper and and online resources for ones that are appropriate. I think they are one of the best ways to teaching inferencing.
Hope that helps,
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