Maurice Bernard Sendak born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, New Yorkis an American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. His illustrations were first published in 1947 in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. He spent much of the 1950s working as an artist for children's books, before beginning to write his own stories. His children's picture books, artwork and stories, have had a major impact on children's literature,
You make an inference when you use clues from the story to figure out something that the author doesn't tell you.
When you make an inference, be able to identify the clues that you used.
An inference is a guess about what words and actions mean, its not just any guess.
Sometimes readers must use:
to make guesses as they read.
This is called making an inference.
Put them together
Solve the problem
Like a jigsaw puzzle (:
Trying to make an inference ?
Max's imagination transforms his bedroom into a forest and an ocean and a little boat that Max sails in until he comes to a land full of "wild things." They look and sound very fierce, Max is able to tame them with the Magic Trick. They all realize Max is the most wild thing of all and make him their king. Max and the wild things have fun creating a rumpus until Max begins to feel lonely and wants to feel loved. Max sails back to his own room where he finds his hot supper waiting for him.
Gnash means to rub your teeth together really hard. What's the word?
Some people gnash their teeth when they sleep. Your mom will tell you not to gnash your teeth.
I'm going to name some things you might do with your teeth. If you think the thing is like rubbing your teeth together really hard, say gnash . Otherwise, don't say anything. Just sit quietly. Ready?
Brushing your teeth
Crunching your teeth
Squeezing your teeth together hard
Showing your teeth to the dentist
Chewing hard candy with your teeth
Mischief is naughty behavior. What's the word?
The teacher told her students she didn't want any mischief. You never do mischief, do you?
I'm going to name some behaviors. If you think the behavior is naughty, say mischief . Otherwise, don't say anything. Just sit quietly. Ready?
Hiding things from your friends
Pulling a chair out from under someone
Writing as neatly as you can
Keeping your desk clean
Drawing on your clothes with markers
A rumpus is a wild party or disturbance. What's the word?
The family had a special room in their house just for when the children wanted a rumpus. If you cause a rumpus, the neighbors might ask you to quiet down.
I'm going to name some behaviors. If you think the behavior would happen at a wild party or cause a disturbance, say rumpus . Otherwise, don't say anything. Just sit quietly. Ready?
Lots of laughing
Tumble means to fall or roll over. What’s the word? The kids were jumping around the pool and some of them tumbled down. If you tumble, you can get hurt. I’m going to name ways on how you can tumble. If you think you can get hurt doing one of these things say Tumble. Otherwise, don’t say anything. Just sit quietly. Ready? Running Jumping Sleeping Eating Supper means to eat. What’s the word? The kids have to eat before bedtime so they have supper. If you have supper, you are eating. I’m going to name some things that have to do with supper. If you think one of the things have to do with food say supper. Otherwise, don’t say anything. Just sit quietly. Ready? Restaurant Eating Playing Watching T.V. Toys Vocabulary Continued..
One activity that we are planning to do is show the kids a picture and make an inference about it then they will color it. Then they will make their own masks and could retell the story with them.
Another activity that we are doing is to give the kids 4 questions that deal with inference and
they will have to choose the correct answer.
If a house says, "FOR RENT" outside, you can infer that:
The house is no good to live in
The house comes with furniture inside
House is brand new
THE HOUSE NEEDS NEW OCCUPANTS.
If you see a fire engine on your street, you can infer that:
A cat is in a tree
Someone accidentally burned themselves
The police will show up to
SOMEONE HAD A TYPE OF EMERGENCY
If your best friend is not in school one day, you can infer that:
THEY ARE OUT SICK OR ON A VACATION
They are never coming back
They moved to a new state
They went to the wrong school by accident
If your friend is with a cast on their leg , you can infer that:
They will have a cast on their arm too
THEY BROKE THEIR LEG
They fell off a horse
They will have to wear the cast for six months
1. What do you think the story is going to be about?
2. How does the picture describe the title?
3. Do you think the monster is Happy or Sad? Why?
1. Do you think the forest was real? Why/Why not?
2. Do the wild things love Max?
3. How come he wants to go back home?
1. Why was Max sent to his room without supper? How did he feel about that?
2. Describe what happened to Max’s room
3. Where did Max go? How did he travel? How long did it take?
1. Where do you think Max learned the “Magic Trick” from? A. In a movie. B. From a book. C. His imagination D. He maybe learned the trick from his mom. 2. Why do you think that even though Max misbehaved at home he still had his supper waiting for him when he got back to his room? A. Max’s mom loves him, and she doesn’t wants to send him to bed without having supper . B. Max always gets what he wants. C. His mom wasn’t angry anymore. D. It was the leftover food. 3. When Max returned from his adventure his supper was still hot, what does this show about his mommy? A. She just felt sorry for Max. B .Max’s mom really cares for him, and she thought about making sure Max’s supper was still hot. C. She wanted Max to burn himself with the hot food. D. She was still mad at Max .
How do you teach my skill in your classroom?
Ask the students for different meanings, of the word inference. Find synonyms , and read around and in between the lines.
What do you find difficult about teaching my skill in the classroom?
Mostly motivating the students to think and having them use their minds. Teaching the difference between explicit and implicit.
What advice can you give us on our project?
Use patterns, and anticipate while teaching, for example- what do you think goes next?