I am finding that students have difficulty with making inferences-an area highly tested in Texas. I know that for some it is a matter of maturity. For others, it is a failure to read closely. I have used the names of the professional sports team to help with this. Additionally, I use photographs as well.
I am looking for other ideas that can help build on the basic, more visual things I am doing. I would like to be able to scaffold the skills. So let the ideas flow freely- I know you will have some great ideas, formatives, and suggestions for me.