Task Cards for Inferences: Literature 2nd - 5th Grade

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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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These 64 Common Core Task Cards (two sets) will help your students practice the important reading skill of making inferences.

One set of task cards is called "Inference Riddles" and gives students three clues and asks them to make an inference about the situation. For example, a card might have these clues: A half-eaten cake is on the counter covered in foil, A helium balloon hovers near the ground, Wrapping paper is in the trash… Students would hopefully infer that someone had recently had a party.

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 making inferences before diving into the text.

I am nutty about 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: These task card sets are also included in my Inferences Using Literature Unit:

Inferences using Literature: 4th and 5th Grade Common Core

If you'd like similar inference sets (one with pictures and the other with inference riddles) Please take a look at these:

Task Cards for Inferences Using Informational Text: Common Core


I also have a complete bundle of inference resources at a greatly reduced price. It has four sets of task cards, games, activities and more! The bundle include inferences using literature and inferences using informational text. There's one for 3rd and another one for 4th/5th:

Inference Bundle for 3rd Grade

Inference Bundle for 4th/5th Grade


If you're looking for more Common Core Task Cards, please check these out:

Task Cards for Characters

Task Cards for Main Idea Using Informational Text

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Task Cards for Inferences: Literature 2nd - 5th Grade
Task Cards for Inferences: Literature 2nd - 5th Grade
Task Cards for Inferences: Literature 2nd - 5th Grade
Task Cards for Inferences: Literature 2nd - 5th Grade
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