Inferences & Details: Comprehension Cups (Distance Learning)

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2nd - 4th
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Fun, motivating, effective, easy to use, and inexpensive to make, this game helps students to see "the big picture," a metacognitive strategy.

They will learn to envision a factual detail and then learn to make an inference about what information it communicates to them.

A strong addition to your comprehension repertoire, it's easily used as a worthwhile learning center activity.

All that is needed are 6 plastic cups and a shoebox.

Students place phrases into appropriate cups labeled

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

Complete instructions and THREE sets (360 phrases) included.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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