Just recently, I was using an inferencing story with a 3rd grader…
Me to student: (I’ll paraphrase): ‘The boy was crying as he parked his bike. He took off his helmet and limped into the house. His mother got him some bandaids.’ What do you think happened to him?
Student: He was attacked by a wolf??
Me to self: (don’t laugh, don’t laugh, don’t laugh…)
Me to student: Well maybe, but let’s read that again and look for some clues in the story about what could have happened.
I love my job!!