Have students show that they understand the difference between explicit information and inference clues in passages with this simple sheet. Have students highlight explicit information in one color, and inference clues in another.
This pairs very well with the intermediate "Make Inferences" graphic organizer from Reading A-Z. For further exploration of inferences, have them take the clues they identified in this activity and combine them with their background knowledge to form their inferences, using the above graphic organizer!
Contains two passages for students to read and highlight. Passages are around the 4-5th grade reading level, but the activity could be meaningful for much older students.