Inferencing and Questioning in “The Daydreamer” Lesson

Inferencing and Questioning in "The Daydreamer" Lesson

Inferencing and Questioning in "The Daydreamer" Rubric

Want a way to get students to make inferences and ask questions about a text while addressing bullying issues? This lesson for fourth through eighth graders is the first in a series that makes up a longer unit based on McEwan’s book, THE DAYDREAMER. Students work alone and then with a partner to create characters and act out their ideas based on inferences about the story.

Grade Level

  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Imitation
  • Partner Work


  • Bullying
  • Inferencing
  • Predicting


  • Open