The Backpack Bandit is on the loose for this Back to School Inference Mission. He has snatched some school supplies and hid them in a special backpack. He delivers this backpack and a TOP SECRET envelope to your classroom.
The mission for your students is to become Reading Detectives learning about using their schema to infer and solve riddles. Students will learn that to infer they must use their schema and clues to figure out what is NOT said.
Students will practice using a sentence stem to share their inference with the class. As riddles are solved, students match the school supply picture card to the riddle and record their inference. Finally, your class will open the special backpack to see what the Backpack Bandit took.
After the successful completion of this mission, your Reading Detectives will earn Inference Expert badges.
Included in the packet are:
*Letter from the Backpack Bandit
*TOP SECRET mission envelope cover
*Inference Expert badges
*I Can Infer poster
*Inference Sentence Stem cards
*10 matching school supplies pictures
*Riddle recording sheet
*What's in the Lunchbox? inference assessment
This is a great activity to start teaching young students how to infer with riddles. Students learn about how activating schema can help them understand what they read and how to draw conclusions.
Your students will be engaged solving the mission from the Backpack Bandit on this Back to School Inference Adventure!
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