Making Inferences, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

This lesson plan uses the relationship between text and illustrations in Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing to teach students to make inferences. This is a great way to begin to introduce the idea of making inferences, as well as to point out the importance of using illustrations to fully comprehend text.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0201.5.3
Make inferences and draw appropriate conclusions.
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This lesson is designed to teach primary students to make inferences as a reading comprehension strategy. The lesson uses the book, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett. In this lesson, students will draw on their prior knowledge and use the information from the pictures in the book to articulate (verbalize) the inference the author is making in the text. This is the first of a set of lessons designed to teach students how to make inferences.

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Helpful Hints


  • Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons