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    Inference Bags- bring in an object from home and write clues about it for students to guess

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    I am so doing this this year!

    Contraction Surgery- This is a lesson your students will never forget!

    Inferences: What's in my teacher's bag or trash?

    Inferencing Home Bags

    Post it for every time students find figurative language in a book

    genius - my kids LOVE Wordle. Now I need to remember this for a beginning of the year activity for adjectives that describe them or interests!

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    Put a picture up on the document camera (National Geographic's picture of the day works well). Ask students to make five OBSERVATIONS, five INFERENCES and five PREDICTIONS. Doing this a couple of times a week will drive home the difference between these concepts. For some of my other subject area teacher friends...good idea

    FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

    Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!


    Inference - Anchor Chart

    Here is my Marzano word work cootie catcher to use for review activities: spell, say, give example/non-example/synonym/part of speech/nonverbal representation/definition/sentence.

    Impossible Wordless film. Great for inferring right from the get go...Infer the setting, the profession of the man, what might happen, character feelings based on actions and expressions...really good.

    Mystery Box for making inferences.

    Main Idea - put pictures in a bag. Students have to infer main idea!


    Definitely giving this out at the beginning of the year!

    Inferring with tv commercials. Excellent and great for 2nd great on up. Printables too! My students love it and quickly understand what it means to infer.

    vocab on the move - students have the word on their head and need to get clues from others to figure out their word