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Developing Inferential Comprehension Through DL-TA and Discussion Webs

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One 60-minute session
Lesson Author

Tina Marie Giannone-Varano

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • Granddaddy’s Gift by Margaree King Mitchell (Bridgewater Books, 1997)
  • Chart paper
  • Pencils, pens, and markers

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1. This lesson uses the book Granddaddy's Gift by Margaree King Mitchell. To prepare for the lesson, you may want to visit The Mississippi Writers Page: Margaree King Mitchell. This page contains biographical information about the author that you can share with your students prior to reading the book.

2. Make copies of the Granddaddy's Gift Discussion Web for each pair of students.

3. Write the heading "Predictions for Story Endings" on a sheet of chart paper.

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