Teach students about inferences using this engaging activity! Teachers bring in a bag of "garbage" from a mystery new neighbor. As a group, sort through each item and have students connect trash evidence and their schema about the item to form an inference about the new neighbor.
This product includes:
-Anchor Charts (Text Evidence, Schema, and Inference)
-Thinking Stem Charts (Text Evidence, Schema, and Inference)
-Teacher's Guide (Scenario and Materials)
-3 Pages of Trash Bag Ideas
-Student Worksheet (Graphic Organizer)
Graphic organizer can be used to help students record the trash evidence+ their schema and then their inferences. Conclusion question asks students to use all of the inferences answer who they believe the new neighbor is (Grandma? Family? Crazy cat lady?)
My students LOVED this activity and talked about it for months after! Have fun!
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