The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
The Role of Inference in Skilled Reading

Dates: Tuesday, December 5
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Instructor: Sarah Brown MA and Nicole Hertz, MS 
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: K - 5 
Price: $90
*SoR Connection

Why this course:

Research shows a clear link between inference making and skilled reading as well as a causal connection between poor inferencing and poor comprehension. Inferences take place at both the micro and macro text levels and are essential for building mental models of reading material across genres, subjects, and levels of complexity. Within a language and content rich classroom, the intentional, integrated application of inference strategies has shown to improve comprehension before, during, and after reading. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of inference in skilled reading 

  • Identify types of inferences at both the micro and macro text levels 

  • Draw on the connection between background knowledge and inference to plan for instruction 

  • Develop questioning techniques to facilitate inference making 

  • Learn to model inferencing and comprehension monitoring  

  • Utilize graphic organizers and other visual supports to make inferencing more explicit 

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