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!