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Understanding the difference between inference and prediction is one of classic challenges in literacy instruction, in addition to the difference between main idea and theme, mood and tone, and reading versus deep reading, and so on. Some of it is a mater of jargon. An argument could be made that, like main idea and theme, that distinguishing between the two is more trouble than it’s worth.
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.
FREE Making Inferences printables for your students in 3rd-5th grade! Help your students piece inferencing together with this variety of free inferencing activities! Bonus: These are no prep printables, so you can use them on the fly!
Making Inferences with Poetry - Free Download. This is a FANTASTIC resource. The responses are easy for the children to develop as there are so many text clues, and personal experiences they can call upon to provide a level 4 response.
These five partner plays are intended as fluency-building activities for fourth and fifth grade students. This set focuses on the additional skill of making inferences, and includes a bonus worksheet. $