Graduation Year

2015

Location

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 12:00 PM

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Students are taught from a young age to look to the text for evidence in responding to a question. Through this constant practice, students are able to respond with evidence, but they often times fail to divulge deeper into the text especially in making inferences. To make inferences, students need to use textual evidence and then explicitly state their thinking in how the evidence corresponds to the inference. During Meagan’s student teaching experience, she addressed the diverse needs of each student in being able to explicitly state the thought process to making inferences. She conducted a self-study in which she utilized scaffolded techniques in various forms that catered to the multiple intelligences of each student. The content analyzed included field notes and student assessments in response to inference making activities. With varied methods and steps, students were successful in making inferences in the English Language Arts classroom.

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Apr 18th, 11:00 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

Teaching of Inference Making in the Adolescent Classroom

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Students are taught from a young age to look to the text for evidence in responding to a question. Through this constant practice, students are able to respond with evidence, but they often times fail to divulge deeper into the text especially in making inferences. To make inferences, students need to use textual evidence and then explicitly state their thinking in how the evidence corresponds to the inference. During Meagan’s student teaching experience, she addressed the diverse needs of each student in being able to explicitly state the thought process to making inferences. She conducted a self-study in which she utilized scaffolded techniques in various forms that catered to the multiple intelligences of each student. The content analyzed included field notes and student assessments in response to inference making activities. With varied methods and steps, students were successful in making inferences in the English Language Arts classroom.