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MAKING INFERENCES BUNDLE read aloud lessons and activities Google Classroom

Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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  • Internet Activities
  • Google Apps™
225 pages
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    This Making Inferences Bundle includes teacher, parent, and student resources, as well as 5 of our book companions that focus on teaching the reading comprehension skill of inferring. This bundle includes both printable and digital resources (which work great for Google Classroom), so you can use them for in-class or distance learning. You are going to love the anchor chart printables included in this resource! When using the book companion graphic organizer worksheets, read aloud the books to your class or pair the resources with a link to the book being read aloud online for easy distance learning planning.

    These reading comprehension strategy and book companion resources are great for

    ◼️ reader's workshop

    ◼️ whole group reading lessons

    ◼️ small group guided reading lessons

    ◼️ literacy centers

    ◼️ reading homework

    ◼️ writer's workshop

    ◼️ RTI

    ◼️ remote learning tasks

    ◼️ independent work

    ◼️ informal assessment

    ◼️ sub plans

    ◼️ parent communication

    ◼️ professional learning


    ✔ teacher resources (teacher notes about the strategy, teaching ideas, planning pages with question prompts, and lists of mentor texts) so you have all of the information you need to plan a research and standards-based reading unit based on this reading comprehension strategy

    ✔ parent resources (parent letters and reading logs with suggested question prompts) so parents can confidently support and reinforce the strategy you are teaching with their children at home

    ✔ instructional resources (printables to create reference charts and large anchor charts) that save you lots of time searching for anchor chart ideas and supplemental teaching tools

    ✔ student resources (printables and activities) that provide meaningful opportunities to practice and make sense of the reading strategy in a fun and engaging way

    ✔ 5 book companions that utilize high quality mentor texts to teach the reading comprehension strategy

    ✔ digital resources so students can access them in school or at home using a technology device of their choice


    ► This collection of resources is versatile in that it can be used on it’s own or can be used to supplement any reading curriculum, so you will be able to continue to use these resources if your school adopts a new reading program or you switch school districts.

    ► This resource is standards-based and includes an alignment guide that lists the Common Core standards and TEKS, and offers a space for you to include your own state if it differs.

    ► It’s a huge time saver! Instead of hunting for background information on a reading strategy and then searching for resources and read alouds to teach the strategy, this comprehensive resource includes all of the information and resources you need to teach a whole unit on this reading strategy.

    ► The student activities are a lot of fun for students, which helps create a productive learning environment where students are engaged and learning!

    ► The activities were designed to be open-ended for easy differentiation and modification, so you can meet the needs of your students with ease.


    1. Analyzing illustrations
    2. Analyzing setting
    3. Author’s purpose
    4. Cause and effect
    5. Character analysis
    6. Compare and contrast
    7. Identifying theme, message, or moral
    8. Making connections
    9. Making predictions
    10. Point of view
    11. Sequencing
    12. Summarizing
    13. Visualizing


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    Total Pages
    225 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Provide a sense of closure.
    Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
    Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
    Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
    Provide a concluding statement or section.


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