Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions with Text Messages

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Mia McDaniel
Grade Levels
3rd - 8th, Homeschool
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9 pages
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Students with language difficulties (and even students without) struggle to make inferences and draw conclusions when faced with text in the classroom and on tests. Help them master the art of making inferences and drawing conclusions with something they can relate to: text messages! Students will be motivated to participate in lessons centered around tough skills like inferring and drawing conclusions.

Struggling readers can get bogged down in difficult text, so it's important to teach and practice tricky skills like these without lengthy passages. As an added bonus, using text message conversations to practice inferring shows students that making inferences and drawing conclusions aren't just "annoying" skills their ELA teacher wants them to learn - they're skills we actually use everyday, everywhere!

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This resource includes:

30 text message cards, 6 wild cards, and 6 blank cards

Choose how to use the cards based on your students' needs. The download includes specific directions for various uses:

► Use the cards in a small group setting (such as speech/language therapy or resource) to play a game that targets making inferences.

► Use with whole class in the ELA classroom

► Use in small groups in the ELA classroom

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Best of all, this resource is LOW PREP! Just print, cut, laminate (if you choose), and use! Your students will be begging to do this activity over and over again!

If you enjoy this activity, here are some related activities using text messages/cell phones and making inferences that you may also enjoy:

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