Making Inferences Task Cards in Literary Nonfiction: help your students improve their inferencing skills. Students make inferences all the time, but the best reader use text evidence to infer new ideas and for inferencing about author's purpose, to make visualizations, and draw conclusions. These task cards allow for scaffolded practice with inferences while reading a biography about famous author Tomie dePaola!
This 24-task card making inference product 12 multiple-choice task cards (with 2017 STAAR questions stems), and 12 differentiated task cards with open-ended questions and sentence stems/frames. There is an inferencing answer key and ideas for using the task cards.
Who are they for?
These inferencing task cards are for grades 3-5 with challenging texts at 950-1050L Lexiles (ATOS 7.0).
Is there Scaffolding for Differentiation?
Yes. The Making Inference Task Cards include two types of questioning formats: multiple choice (12 task cards) and open-ended or sentence stems (12 task cards) for a total of 24 questions.
What Type of Inferencing Question Stems Are There?
The subheadings support the main idea that-
Which statement describes one of Tomie’s childhood challenges?
One likely reason that…
The author included this section most likely to -
Which statement describes…
Which sentence from the paragraph best helps the reader visualize…
What Type of Text?
Literary Nonfiction (STAAR): Biography about Tomie dePaola.
12 Multiple-choice + 12 open-ended 24 questions
Using text evidence to make inferences literary nonfiction texts
Answer Key for Multiple-choice
Comprehension Skills: Inferring Author's Purpose, Visualizing
Open-Ended Prompts: Making connections, main idea, and text evidence.
ATOS Level: 7.0
More Making Inferences Task Cards
Making Inferences Task Cards 1 (STAAR)
Making Inferences Task Cards 2 (STAAR Author's Purpose)
Making Inferences Task Cards 3 (STAAR)
BUNDLE OF SETS 1-3: Making Inferences Task Card Bundle 1
Making Inferences Task Cards 4 (STAAR Making Predictions)
Making Inferences Task Cards 5 (Character Analysis)
Making Inferences Task Cards 6 (STAAR Informational)
BUNDLE OF SETS 4-6: Making Inferences Task Card Bundle 2
Making Inferences Task Cards 7 (Character Analysis)
Making Inferences Task Cards 8 (STAAR Literary Nonfiction)
Making Inferences Task Cards 9 (Figurative Language)