Many students are not able to make inferences when reading. This has been a constant struggle for educators ~ like myself~ and parents to teach. I was just sitting here thinking (while it is snowing outside).......What are some ways I can contribute to minimizing this problem? The bulk of making inferences is mostly taught in the higher levels. I think this skill should be taught in the primary levels, as well. This skill should not just be introduced in the primary levels, but developed extensively. Therefore, students would have a lot of exposure to this particular skill by the time they are in the intermediate/higher grade levels.
So, I decided to create a series of inference resources for primary grade levels. This will ensure many opportunities for primary students to encounter making inferences. The first inference resource is called ~INFERENCE "WHO AM I?" CARDS~. This resource is ideally for 1st and 2nd Graders. You can also use this with Kindergartners by reading the cards a loud and have them guess the answer. This resource can be used in centers/stations, whole-groups, guided reading groups, etc.
Take a look at a sample below.......
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