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Inferences and Judgments


Inferences and Judgments

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This is an interactive powerpoint, which prompts students to make inferences and judgments.  It provides definitions, reading selections, and questions/quizzes.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 28, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2014
Keywords: judgments, inferences


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Avatar for Rebecca Anderson
5 years ago

Rebecca Anderson (Student)

I like the format that you chose to present your STAIR the power point Kiosk was something I found to be a great way to present lessons.  The lesson clearly explains the difference between inferences and Judgments.  Great work!

Avatar for Shannon Forsberg
5 years ago

Shannon Forsberg (Teacher (K-12))

This stAIR is a great resource for teaching students the difference between inferences and judgments in literature. I felt that the images helped visual learners to stay engaged in the lesson. Using a few more examples of what inferences and judgments might help to have student really grasp the content and definitions of what they are. Overall I think that this is a great lesson for a short introduction to inferences and judgments in literature.

One modification that I would implement would be assistive technologies for students with different learning styles and abilities. An example may be text to voice options so students with visual impairments or lower reading levels can learn as well.

I found some technical issues in this lesson when I choose the wrong answer. The action button to send me back to review material did not work, making it quite impossible to continue the lesson properly. I had to completely start over again. Also the red text was difficult to see and I strained to read it. This may be a problem for students who have visual impairments, along with all other students.

I liked the concept of having a final review slide to wrap up the information learned in the stAIR. However, I was unsure if it was actually the end of the lesson. Possible including some sort of visual to indicate that the lesson is complete would be helpful.

 Including some inductive reasoning may be helpful to model to students what they are specifically looking for, and to define and model what inferences and judgments are. The only pedagogical strategies I found were deductive. This may be difficult for all students to comprehend. Adding inductive reasoning or even scaffolding might enhance the lesson to reach all students.

 Overall a great lesson for a quick intro to the concept, great job!

Technical Remarks:

The back button when getting a wrong answer did not work for me, thus making me completely start the lesson over if I got an answer wrong.

Time spent reviewing site: 20min

Avatar for Pam Pilant
5 years ago

Pam Pilant (Teacher (K-12))

There were good explainations of the difference between Inference and Judgement.  I was helpful to be able to click on the answers and see right away whether I was right or wrong.

Technical Remarks:

The Oops button did not take me back to review.

Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes