Social Inferences With Pictures for Middle and High School - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
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Practice social inferences and basic social understanding with these 30 pictures. Each page includes 1 picture and a short space for students to explain their social inferences. These are specially designed for middle and high school students, with photos of older kids.

Digital Version

Revised to include a digital version for Google Slides! Students can now type their responses into each page digitally.

Making social inferences is the act of observing a social situation and then using clues with background knowledge to figure out what is really happening. It includes understanding what people’s intentions are, how they are feeling, what they are thinking, and what is likely to happen next. All of these things happen so frequently around us all of the time. Average people make social inferences so frequently that we don’t even realize we are doing it. However, some kids and young adults require extra support in learning how to read those situations and decipher the clues.

How to Use Social Inferences with Pictures

First, introduce the picture. Discuss the picture in the group. A “Questions to Ask” sheet is also included, so that you know exactly which questions to help lead a social conversation about each picture.

Then, have kids respond to the questions right on the worksheet by identifying the social inferences they can make. Possible responses are included for every single page, though it’s quite likely that your students will develop different or unique responses, and that’s okay! Again, as long as the response is aligned with the social context, it is okay.

If you work with children with severe disabilities or kids who struggle significantly with writing, a “Just Pictures” section is also included. This will allow all children a chance to benefit from social inferences without writing impacting their progress.

Table of Contents

Teacher Guide

Social Inferences - Questions to Ask

Social Inferences with Pictures 1-30

Social Inferences Possible Responses

Social Inferences Pictures Only

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32 prompts + larger version + digital pages
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