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Making Inferences While Watching Videos

Purpose: to increase listening comprehension by making inferences and giving evidence to support answers to questions about a text.

Making inferences is an important transitions skill. For more information about this skill please see the Transitions Integration Framework, page 15.

Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes

Materials: Making Inferences handout (linked below) and three short videos of adult ELL students at the Journeys Reading and Awards Ceremony event


Rob Podlasek, Training Manager