This download includes 20 task cards that require students to infer details about a character and his or her situation from a short paragraph. Students are required to support their inferences with details from the text. Paragraphs are written at approximately a 4th grade reading level, but are good for use with advanced younger students or older students who need a review.
The download also includes two answer sheets: one that is scaffolded with prompts, and one that is blank. To save on printing, I would suggest having your more independent readers answer these cards on looseleaf binder paper.
I use these cards as independent work for my advanced readers and in small guided reading groups for the readers who need more support. I find that practicing inferring in isolation helps students learn to use this skill in more complex or longer texts.
If you download and/or use these, please let me know what you think!