Don't they look sad???
This is the group acting out a person sitting "hunched" and pouting.
We read Nikki Grimes's poem, Summertime Sharing, today. One of the characters is sitting on the stoop, hunched and pouting. We discussed what that looks like and feels like when WE sit that way or when WE pout (background knowledge). Then we used our experiences to infer that Danitra probably feels sad because she can't get ice cream from the ice cream truck driving by. Sixth graders are still learning how to combine text details with their own life experiences to make inferences. They have the hardest part with naming their own experiences - the tendency is to over complicate that step. This poem was a great opportunity for more guided practice on this reading skill.