These 64 Inference Task Cards (two sets) will help your students practice the important reading skill of making inferences. These picture inference task cards may be used for reading centers, as a whole class or for one on one student work.
One set of task cards is called "What is it?" and has pictures of little known or outdated objects (like an antique football helmet or a typewriter!) and gives students a clue in which to make an inference.
The second set of task cards are filled with high interest pictures of animals and people. Students are asked to look for clues in the pictures to make inferences. This is a great way to practice this reading strategy with pictures before moving to text.
I just love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoebox with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
*****Please note: This task card set is also included in both of my Inferences Using Informational Text Units:
Inferences Using Informational Text: 3rd Grade
Inferences Using Informational Text: 4th and 5th Grade
Here are some similar task cards that you might like to try:
Task Cards for Inferences Using Literature
If you'd like to check out the companion unit, Inferences using Literature, here it is. This unit works well for 3rd - 5th graders.
Inferences Using Literature 3rd - 5th Grade
Want to buy inference sets (both for literature and informational text) at a discounted BUNDLE price?
Inference Bundle for 3rd Grade
Inference Bundle for 4th/5th Grade
If you're looking for more Task Cards, please check these out:
Task Cards for Characters
Task Cards for Main Idea Using Informational Text
Task Cards forText Evidence Using Informational Text
Task Cards for Themes in Literature
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