Text - Image links
Students need to look at any images along with the written text. This will help students to make connections across a whole text. Inferring involves making these connections. It also involves considering a text in relation to other texts, the self and the world. Take a look at these two Pinterest pages by Rachel and Steph which have inference tasks for visual texts: http://pinterest.com/reallyrachel/inference-with-pictures/ and http://pinterest.com/2sparkley/comprehension/ Discuss the image-text links in a writing prompt before students undertake their writing task.