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Inference and Summary Garbage Activity

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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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In this engaging activity, students will sort through someone else's "garbage" to infer what their teacher's "new neighbors" might be like. Students dig through pre-made bags of "trash" and use a t-chart to make inferences about the people who might live in the home. In the end, students write a short summary about who they think the new neighbors are, what interests they might enjoy, etc. based on the inferences they made from the garbage.

Included in this packet:
* Directions on how to prepare the lesson
* Trash bag description cards (optional - can be used in place of actual trash bags)
* Item/Inference t-chart
* Summary page

Students love this activity and it is a great way to get them thinking about making inferences. The inference t-chart can be modified and used with other subjects as well!
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On  April 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
This activity was great. They each wanted to create their own Trash Talks card. Everyone had a great learning experience.
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On  April 11, 2014Chelsea Sparks (TpT Seller) said:
LOVE this activity! The kids thought it was hilarious! I also told them that I had a creepy new neighbor and I went through their trash (totally joking of course) and I'm pretty sure they think I am crazy now haha!
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What a cute and engaging way to teach inferencing!
On  June 21, 2013Miss Britnee answered:
I am so happy that you liked this product. It is great fun! Thank you for your purchase!
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In preparation for our state assessment our grade level has decided to switch classes every Wednesday for 4 weeks in which we will each teach the same lesson to each of the 4 classes. Each teacher has been assigned a different lesson and mine is over inferring, I was struggling to find something fun and engaging but also educational and this is perfect, thank you for saving me time and preparing a great resource! :)
On  April 4, 2013Miss Britnee answered:
Sarah Beth - This feedback totally made my day! You rock! I have found inferencing to be a very difficult concept for students to grasp. My kiddos usually talk about this lesson all year long. I hope it makes a similar impact on your students. I am very grateful for you and your business. You are a blessing!
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This product is an excellent way to give students a better understanding of inferencing. Also helps students remember to find evidence for their thoughts. Great product. Thank you!
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The kids will really enjoy this activity. I remember doing something like this at a teachers workshop.
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On  February 27, 2013,  Paula P. said:
What a clever way to teach inference. I can't wait to use these!
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