Tips, Titles and Tools for Teachers

Instructional Resources for Predicting and Inferring

I hope you all enjoyed the workshop day today and got lots of new ideas for close reading in your classroom! Let me know if there is anything I can do to support your work with close reading and implementing the literacy agreements.

World Read Aloud Day is February 24. I think we should all find a way to celebrate! I've included links to resources that you can start using now to lead up to the big day. You can even set up a time for your class to Skype with an author! (See the link below!)

I know many teachers are working on predicting and inferring in their reading workshop, so this week I collected resources and book recommendations for these two topics! Enjoy!

Happy Reading,


Mark Your Calendars for World Read Aloud Day - February 24

Information about World Read Aloud Day

Great Classroom Kit of suggestions to get started (including a calendar of suggestions)!

You can download the picture book New Day, New Friends to share with your students.

Your class can Skype with an author on World Read Aloud Day for FREE!

Ideas for Teaching Students to Infer and Predict

Here is a short blog post on the difference between inferring and predicting!

Check out this post that includes book recommendations for both inferring and predicting!

Pernille Ripp's book recommendations for teaching inferencing

Anchor Charts for Predicting and Inferring

Favorite Mentor Texts for Predicting

Favorite Mentor Texts for Inferring

Inference Resources from the Florida Center

Remember that the Florida Center for Reading Research has outstanding centers for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5! Here are the links to the centers for teaching students to infer.

Incredible Inferences - Grades 2-3

More Incredible Inferences - Grades 4-5

Great New Titles from Author Night!

On Friday night, Karen Mayo and I took our families to the Author and Illustrator Night at Falmouth Elementary. We would highly recommend this night to all teachers! We got to talk to Lynda Mullaly Hunt (author of Fish in a Tree)! Our kids were thrilled to meet favorite authors in person! Here are just a few of the new titles I picked up!

Shelly Moody

Instructional Coach, K-5

Atwood Primary School

Williams Elementary School