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Inference Jones Level 1 - eBook

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Critical Reading and Comprehension

Grades: 5-6

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

Grades: 5-6

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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This 48-page book provides short, fun, and easy-to-use reading comprehension activities that improve critical reading and higher-order thinking skills. The activities focus on developing the student's ability to draw inferences from written text as they identify and evaluate evidence. Questions following all stories teach students to evaluate details that at first seemed insignificant but are actually meaningful! These activities develop a depth of analysis that guarantees superior inferential and reading comprehension skills for top grades and higher test scores!

Research shows inferential reasoning is a prerequisite component to superior reading comprehension. The National Foundation for Educational Research concluded that "the ability to draw inferences predetermines reading skills: that is, poor inferential reasoning causes poor comprehension and not vice versa." We all make inferences in our daily lives (e.g. we naturally think a child is happy because we see them laughing). But how does this ability apply to written communication? When we read a written passage, we're actually reading a representation of the author's thoughts and ideas, because the written word does not convey a meaning in and of itself. Readers must construct the meaning through interpretation. The reader's interpretation is the result of inferential analysis which includes drawing from personal knowledge and experiences, social values, and cultural conventions. The interpretation connects a meaning to the words, providing the reader with an understanding of the character's actions, circumstances, or events in the story.

Inference Jones Level 1 includes an engaging mix of fiction and nonfiction stories to inform and entertain students as they learn and analyze. It has a readability level appropriate for Grades 5-6 but can also be used as a remedial resource for older students (Grades 7-12+).

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Product Details

Item#: 09561BEP
Author(s): Robert E. Owen
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–10: 1-60144-820-1
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-820-0
Pages: 48

Awards

Creative Child Magazine 2012 Preferred Choice Award Creative Child Magazine 2013 Preferred Choice Award, Language Arts Category Jenkins Group Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal for Educational Activity Book

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Test preparation available for the following:

Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Test
Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
Terra Nova/CTBS 3rd Edition
Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Ohio Proficiency Test
North Carolina End of Grade Tests
North Carolina Competency Tests
Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress (ISTEP)
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)
Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA)
and many more!