These are graphic organizers and activities that I created to support my students' practice of the reading strategy of making inferences. There are 6 separate activities and are set up according to a gradual release model where the student work becomes more challenging as they increase their understanding. All 6 activities focus on the strategy of inferring. Each activity has very clear directions so that students could complete without prompting. Oftentimes I had many groups of students working on different tasks, so I designed these so that students could use independently. Included activities are:
*Partner Picture Prediction - A partner activity where students make predictions based on pictures in a picture book. After reading they adjust and confirm their predictions. (predictions are a type of inference)
*Stop and Draw - Students are led through a partner activity where they read a portion of text then use pictures to summarize. Then make a prediction before continuing to read.
*Get the Feeling - This activity structures the act of making inferences from character actions for the student. It includes sentence stems (very helpful for ELL and struggling readers) and breaks out the parts of the inference (schema, text, inference).
*Picture Book Detectives - This activity guides students through making inferences based on a picture book. Can be used with partners or individually.
*Pull A Passage - This activity encourages a close reading of the text. Students will focus on two passages from their reading to make and support their inferences. Includes sentence stems and final reflection.
*Predict/Question/Infer - This activity guides students through the use of making inferences before, during, and after reading. It is best used later in the strategy unit of study.
Any questions, please ask. Enjoy!