These 32 Inferences: Famous Americans Task Cards will help your students practice this Common Core key reading skill. Kids will read a piece of information about a famous American on each card and will use the information provided to make an inference.
I am so excited to be able to share this set of task cards with you! The ability to inference really is the foundation of a great reader and this is another avenue for your kids to practice this crucial skill. Plus, learning about famous Americans is not only really fun for the kids, but they'll be learning so much through this experience. Two subjects at once...social studies and reading, makes it a great dual purpose activity. :)
I really love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. They’re great for fast finishers or can be used as an assessment tool as well. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoe box with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
***Please note: This task card set is also included in my Famous Americans Task Card Bundle:
Famous Americans Task Card Bundle
Other Famous American Task Cards included in the bundle are here:
Character Traits: Famous Americans Task Cards
Cause and Effect: Famous Americans Task Cards
Want a complete Inference Unit? (Each unit includes two different sets of task cards plus lots of other materials):
Inferences Using Informational Text for 3rd Grade
Inferences Using Informational Text: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
Inferences Using Literature: 3rd - 5th Grade
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