Making Inferences Task Cards. This is the 2nd set of making inferences task cards, and it focuses on author's purpose. There are 24 questions on 12 great task cards. Students will make inferences from a short paragraph. The first questions is open-ended to scaffolded the thinking process. The second question is multiple choice for STAAR test prep.
In these making inferences task cards, students will read informational texts, poems, advertisements, and fiction. There are four tip cards covering:
1. What is an inference?
2. PIE: Persuade, inform, entertain
3. What is author's purpose?
4. How to infer author's purpose
All question stems on these task cards build on CCSS anchor standards and are adapted from released STAAR tests.
The making inferences task cards come in three formats:
-Full page for folder stations, centers, and projectors
-Hall page for scoot, guided reading, group work, and paired reading
-Mini cards for board games, exit tickets, and other individual work
Making inferences question stems on these task cards (aligned with STAAR):
-The phrase "-" shows the reader -
-Why should the author include a picture of - ?
-How does the photograph support the details in the text?
-The photograph best supports which idea?
-Why do you think the author included this [text feature]?
-Why does the author - ?
-The reader can tell this paragraph is written to -
-The reader can infer -
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions:
Making Inferences Task Cards 1 (STAAR)
Making Inferences Task Cards 2 (Author's Purpose)
Making Inferences Task Cards 3 (Inferring Setting)
Making Inferences Task Cards 4 (Making Predictions)
Making Inferences Task Cards 5 (Character Analysis)
Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle 1
Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle 2
Other great STAAR Reading Resources:
STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 3rd Grade #1
STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 3rd Grade #2
STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 4th Grade #1
STAAR Prep Mega Bundle - Summarizing
Summarizing Task Cards #1
Summarizing Task Cards #2
Sequencing Task Cards - Ellen Ochoa
Cause and Effect Task Cards
Main Ideas and Details Lesson Bundle
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