This is a 25 page common core-aligned non-fiction unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, inferences.
You could use these for a literacy center, early finishers during literacy, guided reading lessons, shared reading lessons, or as a whole class guided lesson. There's many possibilities!
The topics are Safari Animal topics.
You receive two things:
1. Guided mini lessons (5 days) could also be used for shared reading lessons
2. 10 task cards, an answer key, rubric, and a choice of two different answer sheets.
Each topic has one paragraph and 3 inference questions. Each card has a color picture. For example, there is one paragraph about Giant Pandas. Then students answer the 3 inference questions on their answer sheet. They have to give facts from the paragraph and background knowledge to support their answers.
Common Core Standard: English Language Arts Standards: Reading: Informational Text : Grade 5 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).