This week we're focusing on inferring. This is when you take what you know and clues from a story to draw your own conclusions.
This is the book I began with to teach this strategy. One, it's about a dog and two it's a simple read that will have kids laughing.
This is a story about a dog who's mom continues to ask him to bark. Each time he does he makes a different animal sound and it's not just the simple, "Arf." He meows, quacks, oinks, and moos.
Mom takes him to the vet and the vet begins to pull each animal out of the dog. By the end of the story you believe he's cured because he finally barks. Mom is ready to show him off to everyone on the street and when she asks him to bark he says, "Hello."
I thought most kids would figure out the ending but this was a tricky one. Here are some of their responses.
Tomorrow I'll be reading The Black Rabbit.