Mentor Text for Making Inferences {Storm is Coming}

This book is hilarious and perfect for teaching inferences.  Basically, one of the animals overhears the farmer say, "Storm is coming."  They animals pass the word to one another in a silly fashion and they all run to the barn, to be locked in by the farmer.

One of the animals asks who Storm is (they are inferring it is a person).  None of the animals know, but continue to share ideas of what he must be like.  So as they await Storm's arrival, the clouds darken and it rains.  They seem pleased with the weather since it is protecting them from Storm.  The darkness is helping them hide, the wind might be blowing him away, the lightning can blind him, etc.  As the storm ends, they are very they assume Storm is now able to come and get them.  They hear stomping, clicking, the door opens...and the farmer lets them out!  The animals leave discussing that Storm never came.

It would be great for K and firsties...I haven't used it in second, but I bet they'd like to too.  They (hopefully) would "get it" a lot faster than the younger kids, but it could also be used to show why making inferences is we don't make a mistake like the animals did!


  1. That sounds like a great book - added to my Amazon with list. (I just noticed your 'assistant' on your blog. That cracked me up. So true!)
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  2. That looks adorable! I love the illustrations!! :O)

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  3. This book looks wonderful. I just added it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Too cute! It almost sounds like this would be great for teaching how it is good to ask questions, clear things up if it seems unclear.
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  5. Thanks for the book review. I had to get it and was happy to see there was a copy available on Paperback Swap. :)

  6. I think this is a great book to introduce making inferences and how it is just not a reading skill but a life skill too. We did a similar thing with Goldilocks and the 3 Dinosaurs by Mo Willems - that girl should have been making inferences a lot sooner in the book :)

  7. لغة الجسد
    لابد أن الكثيرين يهتمون بمجال لغة الجسدوتفسيره ويرغبون بتعلمه بسهولة
    وبساطة لهذا يقدم موقع لغة الجسد مجموعة
    من الدروس والمقالات المعروضة بطريقة سلسلة وممتعة ومبسطة لتناسب
    الجميع على اختلاف مستوى معرفتهم بمجال لغة الجسد
    ليصبحوا أكثر تمكناً من هذا المجال الممتع والمفيد للجميع في مختلف المجالات الحياتية
    والعملية والشخصية لهذا لا تترددوا بالدخول إلى موقع لغة الجسد الآن لتتعرفوا على المزيد...


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