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Solve Problems and Draw Conclusions

Shift the focus from finding one answer to exploring multiple perspectives and options. Identify problems and solutions.

Science Interactives and Nonfiction Reading

Use web-based interactives that require reading nonfiction to solve problems:

Nonfiction Reading and Scientific Method

Reasoning and Nonfiction Reading

Problems and Solutions

Focus on Inference

Inference. Students make inferences when they are able to draw conclusions and make predictions about something implied by not stated explicitly. Students are successful when the bits and pieces they've read become part of a "big picture" that they are able to share.

Think about the types of inferences that students will be learning (Johnson & Johnson, 1986).

For more ideas related to Reading and Inference, go to my workshop: Inferential Thinking Across the Curriculum.

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