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It's time for back to school at Kind Elementary School, but there's been a big MIX-UP! None of the lunch boxes are labeled with the students' names! Uh oh! Mrs. Hill has to figure out which lunch box belongs to each student. Help Mrs. Hill by reading the "All About Me" letters the students wrote and figuring out which lunch box belongs to each student. Can your students use their inference skills to help the Lunch Bunch Club by working together as literacy detectives?
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Join Sam, Sara, Mike, Lee, Theo, Wendy, Darcy, and May in this September Read and Infer edition of The Back to School Mix-Up. In each edition, your students will use their own schema and clues from the text to help the Lunch Bunch Club solve a big problem. My hope is that your students come to know these eight characters as “old pals” within your classrooms! At the same time, they will build important literacy skills as they infer, draw conclusions, make predictions, write about their reading and reasoning, and think critically.
In September's Back to School Mix-Up Edition, your students will infer which lunch box belongs to each member of the Lunch Bunch Club. They can work as a whole class, a small group, or within a literacy center to match each picture card to the correct lunch box by using the clues in the students' "All About Me" letters. The pack includes TONS of differentiated recording sheets – choose the format or formats that best meet your students’ needs. Your students will be engaged in discussions as they infer and activate their background knowledge to analyze the clues. They will provide and write evidence in order to prove their inferences throughout several of the recording sheets.
A writing extension activity is included in the pack, complete with blank templates for your students to write their own inference clues for one another.
BONUS: Eight summer inference riddle cards, with differentiated recording sheets, are also included! These inference riddle cards are the perfect addition to your mini lessons, small group reading activities, literacy centers, or independent fast-finisher activities.
The September Read and Infer pack includes:
Teacher Directions and LOTS of real photographs for examples
Ideas for Use page
The Back to School Mix-Up story to read aloud
8 "All About Me" letters for the inference writing pieces
8 lunch box picture cards: zoo animals, fire truck, space, art, books, airplane, robot, bicycle
8 lunch box templates
6 different Back to School Mix-Up recording sheets (or use a combination of several!)
Teacher Answer Key
3 differentiated letter writing templates for the writing extension activity
Blank picture cards, lunch box template, and "All About Me" letters
Inference Poster – color and black and white ink
Inference Anchor Chart pieces – color and black and white ink
8 back to school inference riddle task cards – color and black and white ink
2 differentiated recording sheets for the end of the year inference riddle task cards
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