Inferencing Anchor Chart

Thyme to Read
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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4 pages
Thyme to Read


Making inferences can be a difficult skill to help students feel comfortable with. I use this anchor chart when introducing making inferences with my students. I have seen great success with providing them the visual of the puzzles pieces – it really helps them to understand how the text and their prior knowledge interact to help them better understand the text.
These FREEBIE anchor charts are part of a FULL LESSON on making inferences. Check it out the full  Mentor Text Lesson

→ What is included in this resource?
This resource features a completed "making inferences" anchor chart in both printer friendly (black and white) and colored print options

Also included, is a blank anchor chart that you could use to provide your own class definition of "how to make an inference". There is no greater learning experience than allowing your students to set up the ground rules on how to do something.

You can print off this resource as a one page (small group anchor chart). OR... when you are set to print, you also have the option to select a ‘poster’ print. By scaling to 180% your poster will print on four pages and be a nice size for whole class instruction.

→ How can this resource support your students?
This anchor chart and help your students learn about, and later reference details.It will not only support them while making an inference, but also assist them in backing it up with relevant details from the text and their own experiences.

You could also choose to use the blank anchor chart as a graphic organizer to guide your students through the inferencing process.

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This resource was created by Megan Christensen - Thyme to Read. If you have any questions about this resource, please email me at megan.thymetoread@gmail.com
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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