These short story drawing conclusions task cards are a great way to practice inference, which can be one of the trickier reading strategies. The multiple choice format makes them ideal for test prep. Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in pairs. Another option is to use the cards with the whole class for the game SCOOT. A student answer sheet is included as well as an answer key so students can self-correct. If you want to add an extra challenge, I have also included a "Challenge Card" which asks students to explain their reasoning for each card.
These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. One advantage to laminating is you could have student write directly on the card, underlining the words and phrases that helped them draw their conclusions. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring. A label for your baggie or card ring is also included.
Addresses the following Common Core Standards:
RL.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RL.5.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
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