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Making Inferences with Photos and Riddles - Task Cards

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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23 pages
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  1. This Making Inferences Bundle includes two sets of task cards plus a free slide presentation of riddles all about the reading comprehension skill of making inferences.Each of the two sets of task cards includes thirty large cards designed especially for kids in middle school and upper elementary gra
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These task cards prepare students to really understand the concept of making an inference in some fun ways. Students make inferences by observing photographs closely and by solving riddles.

NOTE: For a digital version with one task card per slide, and ready for students use with text boxes, etc for their answers on Google slides, see Making Inferences with Photos and Riddles Task Cards Digital Resource. This PDF version is also included with the digital resource.

Each card includes a photo to study or two photos to compare, plus a riddle to solve.

Photo Activities

Same or Different? – Students decide if two close-up photos show the same thing or two different things.

What Is It? - Students identify the object in a close-up photo.

Make Inferences from Photos – Students describe

a photo and then make inferences about the scene.


Each card also includes a riddle, for

one more fun inferencing activity.

Using Evidence

For each of the photo activities, students are asked to list the evidence used to make their inferences.

These task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.

Also included is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards. Task cards are perfect for differentiating with individual or group work, and for review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, and quick assessments.

These cards support the ELA standards for Reading: Literature and Informational Text, especially those that relate to comprehension of story elements, making inferences, and using text-based information.

For more reading and language arts task cards, see the Task Cards section of this store.

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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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