This lesson is both a smartboard lesson providing practice in inferencing skills AND 18 printable, colorful activity cards that can be used as either teacher directed mini lesson or in an independent center or station. Level of difficulty varies to meet the needs of a differentiated classroom. Smartboard activity offers 9 passages and the students will be asked to make an inference from the information provided. The last slide is linked to a PDF copy of 18 different cards with a passage to infer and 18 cards with answers. Answers are also provided on each smartboard slide. The same printable cards are available in my store without the Smartboard lesson. All slides are linked for easy use. Created for grades 3-5. Created with Smart Notebook 14.