Inference can be tricky for kids, but it's imperative that they learn how to use clues in the text to figure out what is going on. Make that practice fun with this set of task cards filled with fun cartoons and compelling text. To change-up the task card experience, this is the second in my series of language arts skills that I have done in strips. It's a small change meant to engage students who have used one shape of task cards for some time.
The most important component of this task card resource, is that students must support their inference by telling what information in the text supports their answers. This is a crucial part of the Common Core standards.
This resource addresses the following Common Core Standards in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades:
Task cards can be used in many different ways:
1. Centers and/or stations…since task cards can be done in any
order, they are easy to share.
2. In pairs or small groups
3. Whole class
a. Quick review before going home, or to specials
b. Teacher reads question, students write answers on white
c. Use as an assessment. Task cards don’t feel like a test, so
test phobic students are more relaxed.
4. Independent work at seats
5. Send home for homework as reinforcement for students
This resource includes:
Table of Contents
36 Task Card Strips
Students answer sheets (one for questions 1-12, one for 13-24, and one for 25-36.
To see the PowerPoint that comes from this resource, click on:
For another resource in this series see:
Main Idea or Theme Task Card Strips
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