Language Arts: A Multimedia Mini Lesson for Making Inferences



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Overview

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Making Inferences is one of the 30 MicroLessons (mini lessons) available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.

Just connect your computer to a digital projector or SMART Board, select a student to operate the mouse and let Danny, the avatar, teach your kids a lesson on Making Inferences.

This MicroLesson (like all of the others in the series) comes with a word search activity and a crossword puzzle based entirely on the presentation--the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle.

Therefore, this presentation along with the time required to complete both puzzles will require 50-60 classroom minutes.

MicroLesson 14 Details

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MicroLesson 14
Making Inferences
Presentation Time: 17-22 minutes
By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • describe the process of making inferences from a text.
  • locate and use details, facts, and evidence presented in passages to draw conclusions.
  • make correct inferences based on 5 sample paragraphs.

Making Inferences, Full Version comes with a word search, and a crossword puzzle.

I have thoroughly tested this MicroLesson with actual students in real-life, public, middle school classrooms--the vast majority of students became engaged, responsive, and productive (even the So-Whats?).

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Both of the screenshots below are samples from the instruction portion of Making Inferences.




These screenshots show how one of the questions and its associated answer appear in Making Inferences:




PDF Puzzles


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Here is the word search activity for Making Inferences.

The words found in the activity above become the word bank for this crossword puzzle:



Noteworthy Notes

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Like all of the MicroLessons in the Language Arts Presenter series, Making Inferences includes...

  • definitions and examples.
  • direct instruction.
  • a summary of the instruction.
  • practice quizzes ranging from 5 to 15 questions.
  • an on-screen answer key.
  • a word search and crossword puzzle to extend the mini lesson.

Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...

  • appoint students to be mouse operators while they roam the classroom, keeping a wary eye on the knuckleheads.
  • become dynamic partners with the avatars, giving additional examples of concepts, checking for comprehension, and reading questions and answer choices orally to the class.
  • record scores, grade papers, or even work on lesson plans.

All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are executable applications, making them compatible with all versions of Windows.

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Making Inferences, Free Version is...

  • complete in every regard.
  • fully operational.
  • available for an unlimited time trial.

The "Free Trial Version" stamps are a necessary annoyance.

When you consider the fact that I spent two and a half years of my life developing these MicroLessons, I would sincerely hope that you would agree that giving them away completely free of charge is not a plausible option.

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Making Inferences, Full Version...

  • is exactly the same as the free version.
  • is completely devoid of all "Free Trial Version" stamps.
  • comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle.

Both versions of Making Inferences are executable applications, making them compatible with all versions of Windows.


MicroLesson 14: Making Inferences, Full Version by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.



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