Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Building knowledge of characters using clues in the text to make inferences.
Lesson length: 1 session
Lesson from A Story Like the Wind series
Required reading: Pages 38-45
- Inference opportunities: Character Inference
- Close Reading
- Comprehension: Inference Skills
In this short section, Rami’s story prompts his companions to make connections with their own lives and to share their personal stories. It further develops the idea of shared humanity and shows that before the troubles, these people lived ordinary lives with the same preoccupations as people all over the world.
- Character Inference chart with notes from the earlier session.
Read this section aloud and then ask the children to re-read in pairs.
Ask them to refer to the character inference chart completed in a previous session and to add further notes.
|Character||Information||Inference (using information from the text)|
- Have we learnt anything new about Rami and the other refugees in this section?