Lesson Plan: Inferring from Photographs

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Students will learn how to gather information from picture sources in this lesson.

1. Lesson Plan on How to Gather Information From Picture Sources

What | See
This Makes Me Think

- Medals around necks
~ Race number sticker
- Sport attire
- Smiling
~ They most likely participated
ina race
They won or enjoyed the

- Water on the
road/pavement/not soil
= It is sunny
- Not many cars present
- Water splashing upwards
~ It rained before, possibly a
~ Water will not evaporate
~The cars must be moving

- Frog eating fly with tongue
= It's sitting on a branch
- Feet are wrapped around
the branch
- Eyes are very big; almost
the size of the fly!
~ Frogs catch food by sticking
‘out tongue
~ Frogs can climb trees =
~ Frogs must have sticky,
sucker-like feet
~ Frogs have larger, expanded

- Polar bear crossing
- Polar bear is walking/not
- There are glaciers/snow
- There is also water
~ White fur

Polar bears can swim; they
are choosing to cross this risky
~ Furry paws
~ Polar bears can survive the
cold temperature = habitat
~ How polar bears stay warm

Key Things to Note:
* Inferencing is a skill that not only applies to reading but in real life too! We do it all the time!
*Refer to picture of race contestants*
* Starting Questions:
© What do you observe?
© What does that make you think?
2. © What evidence supports that/how can you tell?
© There's a difference between telling me what you see based on a picture and what you think
based on a picture!
© For instance, I can see that the frog is going to eat the fly but this picture makes me
think that frogs can catch food with their tongues.