Saturday, February 16, 2013

Inference Activities

Hi Everyone!  Happy 3 Day weekend! :)
This will be a quick post...

I will be diving into inferencing next week. (although I've dabbled in it here and there)

I LOVE to start with this book:

It is quite a simple read with MANY opportunities for the children to use their inferring skills.  

I first start off by reading it orally and talking about what inference really means-

Use the text clues
+
Use what I know (schema)
=
Inference

The kids catch on pretty quickly! 

Then on the second day we use an organizer to fill in our thinking.  I find that this helps those that  need a visual, will understand more clearly after practicing it this way.


(click above to get a copy)

The sample is filled in with references to "The Stray Dog," but it could be used with any book!


I also found this website that has a inferencing game!!
Pinned Image
It will give clue by clue and then allow the children to make a guess.  It is super cute and VERY appropriate for young children!


I have also discovered that there are TONS of people that have created inference boards on Pinterest.  Oh Pinterest, what would I do without you ;)

If it works... click HERE to see all the boards!!


Finally, I end my unit with this AMAZING activity!!
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This is so fun for the kids and it pulls our "unit" together.  There is a lot of prep to this, but once you have it all put together it is so much fun.  If you bought this, I added a new recording sheet to it and also made a final "what really happened" story.  I'd be happy to share!  Just leave a comment or shoot me an email! :)


Thanks to those that entered my Narrative Writing giveaway!!  Amanda and Kathy were the big winners!! :)


Don't forget my buy one get one offer ends tomorrow night!!  Just email me for details or to tell me of your purchase!!


I leave you first with my mustachey class :)
(this was part of my valentine to them... BIG HIT!)
...and a tiny sneak peek at my upcoming product...

14 comments:

  1. Inferencing is so hard for kids to grasp. Thank you for the freebie! I can definitely use this with my students!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  2. Thanks for sharing all these ideas for teaching inference. It is so hard for students to master that. Thanks for your freebie! I can see that really helping my kiddos understand this better!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  3. It seems as if everyone is working on inferencing these days :) we are too!! I just posted one of our activities, in fact :)

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  4. I can't get the inference page to print. It will load but print is not an option. I love the sheet and would love to use it. Any suggestions?

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  5. Can you please send me the sheets you created to accompany the concluding activity? I just purchased it! Thanks! Jowen@bozrah.org

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