It can often be very difficult to teach inference to less able readers because they cannot access challenging texts. Texts that support the teaching of ‘reading between the lines’, or inference and deduction. The use of photographs as a first approach in this resource means all children can develop these important comprehension skills. This resource contains 3 units of work.
Each unit contains: Text 1 provides a story or explanation about the photograph that uses inference to give information (there are hints, but the author doesn’t explicitly say what is happening);Text 2 is an alternative text which makes the story really obvious. There is little or no inference and the simplicity of the text provides a good comparison with Text 1.
The texts are written to support the teaching of inference and deduction and will probably need to be read to the children. The point of the exercise is not for the children to decode the texts but to understand and answer questions about it.