develops, children begin to realise that sometimes they need to go beyond
what is said or written to work out what is meant. They may need to consider
the language or situational context - or their own general knowledge - to come
up with the intended meaning. Some children develop these skills naturally
others struggle with spoken and reading comprehension activities that
require them to make inference.
Based on Wendy's doctoral research and
developed through practice, Into
Inference will help you to teach these skills through fun, multi-sensory
activity sequences. It is suitable for class groups as a foundation for
English in primary (from around 7 years onwards), junior and secondary
schools. You can also use Into Inference with individual children or small
groups. Children who have particular difficulty with inference include those
with specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia), specific language
difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s syndrome.
The focus of the Into Inference activities is on the spoken word; this is
important because pupils with special needs usually learn better with an
oral/visual presentation that can then be extended to the written word. Some
of the activities additionally include reading comprehension.
Three types of
inference are focused upon:
- Dual Messages
An introductory chapter
illustrative examples, an overview of the research in the field and implementation ideas.
appendix of cartoon pictures in colour.
You can buy Into Inference on
its own or as part of the Pragmatic Bookset (IDI, Into Inference and
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