This activity is designed to help your students make inferences, sort objects into categories, and describe objects by multiple attributes.
Pages 2-7: Monster Inference Cards- The monsters are hungry and your students have to guess what each monster wants to eat! You get 36 different monster inference cards. Each card gives 3-4 clues to describe a specific food item; your student has to figure out what food is being described. You can use the picture cards included to give your students choices or see if they can think of the correct food without any picture cues.
For example, for an apple:
1) This is fruit.
2) It can be red, yellow, or green.
3) It is crunchy.
4) It has a core.
Pages 8-13: Monster Categorizing Mats- Included are 12 different monster cards that list a category of food items: such as fruits, things that taste sweet, or round foods. Your students have to find all the food items that could fit that category, This activity encourages critical thinking because many food items fit multiple categories.
Pages 14-16: Food Cards- 36 pictures of different foods that are used with the inference and category activities
Pages 17-21: Monster Attribute Worksheets- Your students choose a food item and list four different attributes for that food. You can have other students in the group guess what food is being described. Students can draw a picture of the food in the thought bubble above the monster’s head after the group guesses what it is. You might have students choose a food that was included in this game or think of a new food item.
Graphics from www.mycutegraphics.com and www.scrappindoodles.com
Activity created by Lauren Laur, http://expresslyspeaking.wordpress.com