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Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson)

Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

To make an inference, a student must make a logical connection between two or more ideas in a text. She needs to "read between the lines." And research shows if a student can make inferences with pictures, comics or videos, she can make them with words.

Teacher Tip: Use Animated Videos to Help Your Child Learn to Make Inferences

To make an inference, a student must make a logical connection between two or more ideas in a text. She needs to "read between the lines." And research shows if a student can make inferences with pictures, comics or videos, she can make them with words.

Inference Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading notebook

Reading Strategies Mini Anchor Charts

Inference Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading notebook

My students love using pictures to learn their reading skills!

Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

My students love using pictures to learn their reading skills!

This blog post will take you through a step-by-step method to teach inference to your upper elementary students.  It uses a stop light strategy.  A free download of inference charts are included!  They can be used with any text.

How to Teach Inference

This blog post will take you through a step-by-step method to teach inference to your upper elementary students. It uses a stop light strategy. A free download of inference charts are included! They can be used with any text.

inference short video 2 min - use for a class starter - Ask - What did the larva put in their mouths? What clues led you to believe....?

inference short video 2 min - use for a class starter - Ask - What did the larva put in their mouths? What clues led you to believe....?

Braxton - Animated Short Film By Brad Warren  For teaching inferences.  Something that kids can relate to!

Braxton - Animated Short Film By Brad Warren For teaching inferences. Something that kids can relate to!

Making Inferences Case File: students work in cooperative groups to make inferences over the book or passage inside.  Rotate the case file each day throughout the unit for students to gain exposure to different texts.

Making Inferences Case File: students work in cooperative groups to make inferences over the book or passage inside. Rotate the case file each day throughout the unit for students to gain exposure to different texts.

Inferencing with a video

Inferencing with a video

TGIF! - Thank God It's First Grade!: Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

TGIF! - Thank God It's First Grade!: Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

Making Inferences with a Movie Short. Using One Man Band for Inferences with a freebie recording sheet from Funky in Fourth!

Making Inferences with a Movie Short. Using One Man Band for Inferences with a freebie recording sheet from Funky in Fourth!

We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on.  Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube

We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on. Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube

If you are teaching students about making inferences, try the s'more analogy. This blog post contains an inference anchor chart that explains the analogy.

If you are teaching students about making inferences, try the s'more analogy. This blog post contains an inference anchor chart that explains the analogy.

Life in 4B...: RL.7.1 - Make Inferences, Cite Textual Evidence

Life in 4B...: RL.7.1 - Make Inferences, Cite Textual Evidence

Predictions and Inferences anchor chart (image only)

Predictions and Inferences anchor chart (image only)

Use puzzle pieces - Inferring Anchor Chart Fifth grade Standards addressed by using this chart: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Use puzzle pieces - Inferring Anchor Chart Fifth grade Standards addressed by using this chart: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.