Got kids struggling with these skills? Me too! Since my students are all about their smart phones and tablets, this activity brings my priority of teaching language and their world of gadgets & technology together... so that students will be motivated to participate in lessons centered around tough skills like inferring and drawing conclusions.
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!!
Struggling reader get so bogged down in difficult text that's presented to them that it's hard to get enough skill practice. It's important to teach and practice tricky skills like these without lengthy passages. That's where this activity comes in!
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!
This download 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
DOWNLOAD the PREVIEW TO READ and SEE MORE
► LOW PREP - Just print, cut, (laminate if you choose), and use! Your students will be begging to do this activity over and over again!