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When we are studying inferences, I use a chart very similar to the K-W-L chart. This is our O-Q-I chart (I call it our "okee" chart). When we are reading a text for the first time, I hand out three stickies to each student. They must make an observation (I know that ...), a question (I wonder what/why ...), and an inference (I think ...). We then post the stickies on the chart at the end of the lesson (kind of like their exit slip, only they don't get to 'exit'), and then we revisit the c...