This Inference Detective Station #2 is in English only. If you are looking for a station that is available in Spanish, please search my store for the Inference Detective Station #1.
This is a great activity to use to review/assess inferencing in your Pre-K thru 2nd grade class room! I used it for a literacy night activity and it was a big hit! Comes with a bonus activity where your students can create their own inference station and share with classmates. See below for details.
1. Print the question cards, cut them out, and glue them on the front of a bag. I have left them in the black and white to allow you to print on colored paper. I used some cheap gift bags for durability, but brown/white lunch bags will do. You could also put the cards in clasp envelopes.
2. Print, laminate, and cut the mystery bag cards and place them inside the bags. Alternatively, you may place actual items in the bag instead of the card. For example, one of the cards has a picture of a lemon. You could put a lemon in the bag in place of the card.
3. Your students take one bag at a time, read the question on the bag, study the four picture cards, then record their inference on the worksheet. The worksheet can be completed in any order, allowing for students to trade bags.
1. Have students think of questions and write the questions in the numbered box.
2. Have students draw pictures to help someone infer what the answer to their question is.
3. Cut all of the cards out.
4. Glue the question card on the front of two separate Zip-Lock bags.
5. Place the four inference cards for each question in the corresponding bags.
6. Give students a small response sheet and let them trade their inference bags with a partner, then the partner can complete the activity .
7. Alternatively, you can pick one bag from each student and use it for a whole group lesson. The class can guess the answer to the questions based off the pictures in the bag.
Your students will love being able to create their own station where their classmates can make inferences based on the pictures they drew!
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