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Making Inferences About Character Traits and Feelings

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Tonna Cole

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Making Inferences About Character Traits and Feelings
Using the book:
by Peter Golenbock

By the end of class you will be able to:
- make inferences about a character’s feelings and traits
- effectively present your findings in front of the class using public speaking skills

Making Inferences About Character Traits and Feelings
What do you know about Jackie Robinson?

Pennsylvania State Standards and Common Core Standards
R3.A.2.3.1: Make inferences and/or draw conclusions based on information from text.
R3.A.2: Understand nonfiction appropriate to grade level
1.6.3.A: Listen critically and respond to others in small and large group situations.
1.5.3.A: Write with a focus, with an understanding of topic, task, and audience
CC.1.1.3.E Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
CC.1.2.3.B Ask and answer questions about the text and make inferences from text;
refer to text to support responses.
CC.1.2.3.L Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on
grade level, reading independently and proficiently.
CC.1.4.3.A Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey
ideas and information clearly.
CC.1.5.3.E Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in
order to provide requested detail or clarification
CC.1.5.3.G Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when
speaking, based on Grade 3 level and content.

Presented by: Jennifer Casella

Who’s Backpack Is It?



Picture of dog




What predictions can you make about Teammates
based on the cover and title?

Page 12
How does Jackie What evidence
Robinson feel? Supports this?

We infer that Jackie Robinson felt __________ because
the text said ___________________ and we know from experience that __________________________ .

Inferences About Jackie Robinson

Page 27
How does Jackie What evidence
Robinson feel? supports this?

We infer that Jackie Robinson felt __________
because the text said ___________________ and we know from experience that __________________________ .

Did the way that Jackie Robinson is feeling change? If so, how and why?

Inferences About Jackie Robinson
Which Group Am I In?

Reader- reread pages 18-28 of Teammates out loud. Other students may assist the Reader with this task.
Writer- As you reread, record the group’s thoughts about Pee Wee Reese’s key actions and words on your chart.
Whole Group- Record your Prior Knowledge on the chart.
Whole Group- Using your chart, make inferences about Pee Wee Reese’s character traits.
Writer- How does Pee Wee Reese feel on page 27? Complete the cloze sentence on the bottom of your chart. Record group answer.
Speaker- Be prepared to present your group’s chart to the class.

What Do We Do?

Record group findings

Peewee Reese
Show What You Know!
1. Joe smiled at other students that he passed in the hall. He offered to help new students find their way around the school. He liked to help the teachers and adults at his school with small tasks.

Which word describes Joe?
a. brave
b. friendly
c. upset
d. determined

2. Megan was crying. She had lost her stuffed dog that she slept with every night. She was worried that it might never be found.

Which describes how Megan was feeling?
a. happy
b. excited
c. upset
d. frustrated

3. The game was over. Sarah scored the
winning goal. Her teammates were all cheering. She ran to the bench with a smile on her face.

How was Sarah feeling?
a. upset
b. angry
c. silly
d. proud

Extension Activities
1. Compare and contrast Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson using a double bubble map.
2. Center with practice making inferences about feelings, character traits, and events.
3. Students read books independently and make inferences about characters based on their words and actions.
4. Websites for practice in the classroom or at home:
http://www.havefunteaching.com/worksheets/reading/inferences/making-inferences.pdf (worksheet)
http://www.quia.com/pop/43335.html ( quiz/review)
http://www.quia.com/ba/41785.html (inference battleship)
http://www.philtulga.com/Riddles.html (inference riddles)
(video and quiz on making inferences)
Double Bubble Map
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