A task to use when teaching your young readers how to infer.
Inferring is a valuable skill for students to apply when engaging with and responding to texts. However, it can be a tricky skill, especially for young readers.
This activity provides a birthday invitation and a series of questions that will prompt the students to make inferences based on specific items said on the invitation. Then, they must provide the clues they used to make their inference.
Either project the invitation on your screen and go through the activity together as a class, or use as an independent task to monitor your students’ inferencing skills. This even makes a great guided reading activity to use with your small groups!
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Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit Plan
This reading unit is designed to explicitly teach the reading comprehension strategies of activating prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, monitoring, predicting, inferring, visualizing, and summarizing to elementary students, with a focus on literary texts.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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We have updated this resource and have included a Google Slides version to use virtually with your students.
Addition by Natalie Oct 5th, 2020
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