Although making and supporting inferences while reading is one of the most important aspects of the ELA-Literary curriculum, the skill can be quite challenging for many middle grade students. Formatted as a lottery style card game, “Risk It” is an engaging activity designed to give your students plenty of “reps” supporting their conclusions with text evidence. Designed specifically to take advantage of the adolescent propensity to take risks, students quickly become willing participants in retraining their brains to identify appropriate text evidence instead of just guessing when faced with drawing conclusions.
The download includes 40 scenario cards, game instructions, and suggestions for additional ways to use the cards which are flexible enough for a number of classroom applications.
Aligned to Common Core ELA Literacy Standards Key Ideas and Details for both Informational and Literary Texts.