This lesson is part of a larger unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme.

In today's lesson, students have the opportunity to make inferences about a text with the use of a graphic organizer. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, customizable student notes that include the shared passage from Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Shel Silverstein's "Sick," an overhead transparency of the graphic organizer for use with the lesson, and an overhead transparency for recording student-generated and teacher-generated definitions of "making inferences."

This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.

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This lesson is part of a unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme. In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to practice making inferences with a passage from Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and the complete text of Shel Silverstein's poem "Sick." This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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This overhead transparency is for use with Lesson 6 of the Coming of Age Unit. Here you will find an enlarged version of the "Making Inferences" graphic organizer for use with the projector. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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This overhead transparency is for use with Lesson 6 of the Coming of Age Unit. Here you will find space to record student-generated definitions of "making inferences" along with two teacher-generated definitions from which students may choose. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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Students will complete their Do Now, Introduction to New Material and Guided Practice on this worksheet. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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