Inferences? Seriously? In Kindergarten? Absolutely!
It's just a matter of making it meaningful to five-year-olds...and you can.
Use Mentor Texts
I'll be the first to admit I use Magic Tree House books a lot. I mean, like A LOT. I know. I think they are the best books. That being said, the first time I thought about teaching my kindergatners about inferencing, it was completely by accident. That's right...by accident. We were reading The Knight at Dawn and Jack was hanging from the castle precipice and the students were hanging on every word.
Look at a little
Look at a lot
What are the clues in the text?
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