Inference Professional Development Banora Point 23 July 2018



Everyone can infer, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for students to make inferences when reading. In fact, many teachers identify inference as one of the most challenging of all the comprehension strategies to teach. Teaching students to read to infer feels abstract. It seems difficult to model, design lessons around, and assess. However, we must teach inference, because it is a “foundational skill”. Being able to infer from text is a prerequisite for higher-order thinking and 21st century skills (Marzano, 2010). That’s why inference and evidence gathering are both so prominent throughout the English syllabus and in the NAPLAN.

You will:

  • Learn the five areas of reading
  • Learn to define comprehension
  • Investigate the research on comprehension
  • Understand the strategy of inference
  • Learn how to teach students to infer
  • Investigate the place of inference in the NAPLAN
  • Learn how to plan and conduct guided reading lessons to teach inference

Training Day Details

Date: Monday 23rd July 2018
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Banora Point Primary School
Fees: AU$396 (inc. GST) per person (discounts may be available)
Presented by: Justin Caban