Making Inferences Using Informational Text Print and Digital

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This Inferences Using Informational Text unit comes in a print and a digital version (for Google Classroom and other top educational platforms) and has 7 passages (historical, scientific, and technical), 3 sets of task cards, posters, games, and fun activities, that will help your students master making inferences. The inference activities are easy to scaffold in your classroom and the teacher notes provided give lots of helpful tips to make the unit easy to teach and manage!

This set includes: (Print and Digital)

7 Passages

  1. Historical Text: Pizza's Early History
  2. Historical Text: Basketball's Invention
  3. Historical Text: Pony Express Riders
  4. Scientific Text: Comets
  5. Scientific Text: Grizzly Bears
  6. Scientific Text: Gecko Lizards
  7. Technical Text: How to Make a Volcano

32 Picture Inference Task Cards

32 What is it? Inference Task Cards

Step by Step Inferences Handout

Inference Question Types Handout/Mini-Poster

Making Inferences Graphic Organizer

Secrets from the Trash Activity (with 32 Task Cards)

Inference Windows Worksheet (clues with flaps to reveal a mystery item)

What’s in Mrs. (or Miss/Ms.) _____________'s Purse (or Mr. ______'s Bag) Activity

Top Secret Inference Bag Homework Activities

5 Question Types Posters

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS

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Why you'll love this resource:

  • There are a variety of materials included, from task cards, to games, activities, passages, and graphic organizers.

  • It includes a DIGITAL version that works well for the classroom, homeschool, or for distance learning.

  • The passages are high interest and include nonfiction reading from historical, scientific, and technical genres.

  • There are THREE SETS OF TASK CARDS, including picture inferences, secrets from the trash inferences, and "What is it?" which has very old or little known items (like an early watch, telephone, or washing machine) and asks students to infer what the object is.

  • You can use this resource in so many ways, from reader's workshop time, guided reading, literacy centers, whole class games, exit slips, SCOOT and scavenger hunts, homework, test prep, and more!

If you'd like to see the Inference Using Literature unit in more detail, here it is:

Inferences Using Literature: 3rd - 5th grades

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Inference Puzzle Game

Famous Americans Inference Task Cards

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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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