Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was for the students to use the evidence from the text/ image to make an inference. First the class watched a Youtube clip explaining what an inference is and we unpacked the word. This video starts with us making inferences s a class using an image, before splitting up into small groups to make inferences based upon a text. Once the students had applied this skill to a range of texts and images, they had to create their own image that required their audience to infer its deeper meaning.

Extended plan here


I felt that I planned this lesson sequence well, with engaging materials, but that my direct instruction was not as strong in this lesson. We had had a number of disruptions and children being called out while filming the start of this lesson and I can see myself trying to speed the process up instead of taking the time to facilitate the conversation. I definitely did too much of the talking at first!

Things to note

I wanted to capture the learn create share cycle more in this film; the students first learnt the skill as a class and practiced it with their reading group, before creating their own image that contains a deeper meaning and sharing it on their blogs. However, it was quite difficult to capture this succinctly - this process occurs over several hours throughout the course of the week.

Class Site Content

WALT: use evidence from the text to make an inference



As a class, discuss what it means to make an inference and practice making inferences based on images.

Infer the deeper meaning behind the images and texts on the slides


Create an image with a deeper meaning, so that your audience will have to infer what it is about.


Share your creation on your blog


Making Inferences

Inference prompt

What is an inference

Learner Generated Content


Blog Post


Blog Post


Blog Post

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