Making inferences is probably the most important reading skill teachers can teach and reteach. Teaching students to take what is stated in the text – either explicitly or implicitly – and marry that to their schema – ALL of their prior knowledge – and come up with a reasoned and reasonable inference allows students to understand texts at new depths and make comprehension of the text and extension of its ideas easier each time they practice the skill.
This print-and-use resource, on the topic of fireflies, gives students the opportunity to read both non-fiction and fiction texts and make inferences based on them. Additionally, student are asked to explain their thinking using evidence from the text.
An answer key is included!