Making Inferences Reading Center | Making Inferences Reading Game

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4th - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This Reading Centers Bundle includes games and activities to target reading comprehension skills using fiction for 4th/5th grades. The reading centers cover Compare and Contrast, Making Inferences, Themes of Stories, Themes of Poetry and Drama, Character Traits, Story Summary, Details and Examples,
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  2. This yearlong bundle of Reading Centers for 4th and 5th grades includes three formats for each reading game (print and 2 digital) and will give your students interactive practice that reinforces ALL FICTION and NONFICTION READING STANDARDS! You’ll love using these for literacy centers, for independe
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This Inference Reading Center includes three versions (print and 2 digital) and is an engaging way to give your students practice making inferences in a fun game format! Students read a short story on each puzzle piece and find the matching inference. You’ll love using this reading game in literacy centers, for independent work, for whole-class games, test prep, and for ELL students too.

The three formats, print, Google Forms, and interactive PDFs give you lots of flexibility in teaching and learning options! The Google Forms format is a great NO PREP, self-grading, and gathering data option. The interactive PDFs can be used on most digital learning platforms including Google Classroom™, but can also be downloaded to a student’s device and played off WiFi! Your students will also enjoy the hands-on print task cards for partner or small group games.

Here’s what it includes:

32 Matching Inference Puzzles (short passages matching to inferences)

Google Forms (4 smaller sets for easier assigning)

PDF Interactive Digital Game (4 smaller sets for easier assigning)

Record Sheet

Answer Key

Center Directions for Students (Includes an editable version too)

Detailed Teacher Notes

Getting Started Guide for How to Assign Interactive PDF Games

SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the 20 Reading Games: Fiction and Nonfiction Bundle!!! (Click Here)

Why you'll love this resource:

  • This reading center is carefully aligned to cover the inferences reading standard.

  • This game gives your students concentrated practice in a format that seems less overwhelming than large passages.

  • Your students will enjoy playing the game!

  • There are editable directions, so you can decide how you'd like your students to play.

  • The Google Forms are NO PREP, SELF-GRADING, and provides data for you.

  • The interactive PDF version is NO PREP, self-checking, and gives students immediate feedback.

  • The multiple-choice format makes the print version easy to grade.

  • There are so many ways to use the game, from literacy centers, whole class game times, one on one work, exit slips, to test prep, and more!!!

  • The reading game is Common Core Aligned but has no Common Core notations and coordinates well with a number of different sets of standards including TEKS and VSOL.

This resource targets the following:

  • Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. RL 4.1
  • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. RL 5.1

This Inference Reading Game is also part of a 10 Reading Games Fiction Bundle for 4th/5th Grades!

To look at each Fiction Reading Game in more detail, click here:

Compare and Contrast Game

Themes of Stories Game

Themes in Drama and Poetry Game

Character Traits Game

Story Summary Game

Reading Comprehension: Details and Examples Game

Context Clues Game

Point of View Game

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose Game

Want to take a look at the 10 Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle?

Here are the games included in the Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle:

Main Idea Game

Inference Game

Informational Text Structure Game

Paired Text Game

Cause and Effect Game

Compare and Contrast Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Game

Reading Comprehension: Details and Examples Game

Reading with Charts and More Game

Text Evidence Game

Vocabulary (Context Clues) Game

Like to try a FREE reading Game? In this FREE Main Idea Reading Game, students identify the main idea from the supporting details in three formats (print, Google Forms, and Interactive PDFs)!

Looking for a different grade level?

Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

Fiction Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

Fiction and Nonfiction 20 Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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