Tricks or Treat

Today in class we talked about how to make an inference and cite it with text evidence. I showed my students the paragraph below and asked gave them sixty seconds in their groups to talk about what was going on in the passage.
Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 7.37.29 PMI walked around the room and most of the groups talking about how the girl in the passage was going Trick or Treating, or possibly to a Halloween Party.

I made my way towards a particularly rowdy group of boys. As I approached them, they were laughing and I overheard one boy say to another, “Did you hear what he said? He said she was getting ready for her shift at the strip club.” I just leaned over their group and said, “I sure hope that’s not the case, because we all know she isn’t going to make any money dressed like that,” and walked away.

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