Teaching How to Make an Inference

Understanding How to Infer

Inferring is a higher level reading skill that many children struggle with. It is natural to take the text your’e reading  literally when you’re only 8 or 9 years old. Moving into that zone where you can literally read between the lines takes knowing which strategies to use and then its simply practice. 
Once the children have the strategy of  schema + text = inference,   they then need to know what to do with it. From the teacher’s perspective, teaching children to make an inference requires patience and some interesting text and cool teaching tools.

Enter stage left: “I Have, Who Has?” for Inferring Practice! 

 My latest creation, tried and tested last week, proved to be fun and engaging. By making it into a fun game, the kids become engaged in the practice of the strategies that I have taught them, as how to infer. Teaching students how to make inferences becomes fun!
This 23 page activity is designed to be used in small groups, literacy centers or guided groups. It is fully differentiated, suitable for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade reading levels. The pink cards have a higher level text for those students who require more challenge with their reading comprehension.
There are 3 different ways to play this game with 60 playing cards just ready to cut and laminate and use again and again. 

It can be found in both my TpT store and my soon to my TeachersNotebook store.


If you’d like to try it for free, simply leave your E mail address in the comments box below and I will gladly send it to the first 5 responses. Leave your comments on my Facebook page at Cool Teaching Tools.


~ Susan

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