Thursday, April 21, 2011

inferring with poetry

This is a great poem for inferencing written by Gary Soto. Its a poem from his book: Fearless Fernie. It was used on the 5th grade MCAS test a few years back. You can see that I typed it for display on my Smartboard. You can easily infer the speaker's feelings:

  • His hair jumped from his head..infer: excited
  • It was his lucky day!...infer: happy
  • He dug till his fingers were bleeding...infer: he is working hard!
I love that the poem ends with this message: When you leave something sweet behind, others come and get it. Try to get the children to explain what Fernie learned and apply it to other situations.Christine

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