CRITICAL READING SESSIONS FOR CLASSROOM
TEACHERS: LEARNING THE
STEP APPROACH TO
INFERENCE VS. EXPLICIT
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $99 per site (can include as many faculty and staff as desired)
This is a webinar and will be accessed via your computer the day of event
This webinar serves as an introduction to collaborative reading strategies across all content areas. This
approach emphasizes the importance of understanding what the question is asking in content areas as well as standardized testing. There is an emphasis on teaching students all of the components of what makes an
inference question vs. an explicit question.
During this hour-long webinar, participants will be exposed to 5 key strategies that will teach the difference
between Inference vs Explicit questions on all statewide and high stakes tests. Participants will be given reading passage examples from previous ELA, SAT, ACT and Regents tests. The participants will then be shown how to recognize the difference between an explicit question vs an inference question and why knowing the difference and using the strategies will help students to understand what they are REALLY being asked.
As Stephen Covey says "if you do not know what you are looking for, you are highly unlikely
to find it."
Students often say to us, “Is that what the question is asking?” Knowledge of these techniques as a teaching and learning tool becomes highly motivational to the student and leads to an understanding of how to answer more test questions correctly. Often the student understands the content or is reading and comprehending, but, when they answer "high stakes testing", questions they are unaware of the true meaning of the question.
Stevan Abelson, CASDA Faculty
Stevan is an Educational Consultant for CASDA working with area schools on improving literacy, The
ELA Common Core, professional development planning, teacher evaluation, bullying prevention and curriculum