Scenarios with T-Charts

Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. The website focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Online interactive activities are available for use, and engaging 15-minute video programs can be viewed. The Scenarios with T-Charts lesson teaches students how to make inferences about a scenario from literature using evidence from the text. If you use reading demonstrations to model cognitive-based reading strategies, then you will find this lesson very useful. This lesson could be used for whole group instruction or during small group guided reading.


Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0301.5.2
Use learned logic skills to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of oral and written contexts.
GLE 0301.5.3
Apply learned logic skills to selections read, as well as to classroom situations.
GLE 0301.6.1
Apply appropriate reading strategies to comprehend informational texts.
GLE 0301.8.1
Use active comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading.
GLE 0701.4.3
Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from websites.
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Learning objectives: 

To make inferences about a scenario based on evidence.

Lesson Variations

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