Inferring Character Traits

Yesterday and today we worked on inferring character traits. To INFER, students have to “read between the lines.” Students must use their background knowledge, plus what they are observing, and then make their inference. Kids are naturally good observers but do not always pay close attention to detail. Therefore, inferring character traits takes practice.

We started the lesson by going through my person. What are the objects in Ms. Gray’s purse and what does it tell you about her??? (What can you infer about her???)

Please see the chart below.


We then looked at a picture and talked about what we could infer. Please see picture below. What can you infer about the dog? After that students broke out into groups and read passages from our global read aloud book where they had to infer character traits of the characters in the text. They also looked at more pictures and inferred what was happening.

inferring picture 1

Please talk to your kids about this activity at home!


Ms. Gray

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