Do you need an independent reading activity for substitute plans, summer packets, blizzard bags, or enrichment?
This is part of an independent reading activity appropriate for upper elementary and middle schoolers, in and out of a traditional classroom setting. It asks students to make and support inferences using textual evidence. The whole activity (Making Inferences
) has been designed to take about 45 minutes.
Here are some ideas for using this activity:
*Substitute Plans (4-8)*
This activity is print-and-go and perfect to leave with a substitute. Students can complete the first worksheets independently or in pairs, and then work on their response poems. Time permitting, they can give peer feedback.
*Beach Bag (rising 5-8)*
Many teachers combat summer slide, or the skills students lose over a summer of not reading or writing. A beach bag is a take-home activity designed to reconnect students to their analysis skills from the school year.
*Blizzard Bag (5-8)*
Many districts are designating eLearning days as a way to keep students connected to the classroom in heavy winter weather. A blizzard bag is an independent activity that uses classroom skills. This activity is graded like a normal assignment.
*Enrichment/Gifted & Talented (4-8)*
This is a perfect challenge for younger Gifted & Talented students. It can also be used to strengthen analytical skills in older students in enrichment sessions.
-Use textual evidence to support inferences (RL.6.1)
-Write narratives to develop imagined events using effective technique (W.6.3)
What you get:
1. A Scaffolded Introduction of inference and prediction
2. 1 Independent Practice paragraph
3. 1 Creative Prompts
4. An Answer Key
If you like this, be sure to check out the full packet here!
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Independent Writing Activity Bundle (6-8)
Independent Writing Activity: TV Episode Review
Independent Writing Activity: Theme in Songs
Independent Reading Activity: Current Events Portfolio
Independent Poetry Analysis: "I Died for Beauty" by Emily Dickinson
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