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This lesson is part of a unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme. In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to practice making inferences with a passage from Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and the complete text of Shel Silverstein's poem "Sick." This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Making Inferences UBD understanding-by-design



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-07-24.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This is a good current events assignment designed for an American Government class. The asset includes detailed instructions, clear guidelines, and a extensive description modeling how to complete the assignment. There is depth to the assignment as it requires students to summarize, analyze, and write about a current issue rather than to just re-state basic facts. Students are expected to use MLA to cite the article so they will need to have some instruction on MLA. It would be beneficial for teachers to create a sample content based assignment to model expectations for students to accompany the other directions provided.
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