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Mystery Mail Inference Activity. Could easily be extended throughout the year, and for upper grade levels, to include inductive and deductive reasoning. Picture links to blog explaining the project and to TeachersPayTeachers to purchase the packet ($4).

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Tips for Teaching Inference

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This is an awesome Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference. allow students to watch the entire film (5 minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions.

Inference Bags - Put mystery items in each bag. Have students write out 6 clues about their mystery object in the bag. The clues shouldn't be obvious, but they do have to be factual. Once finished, students will read clues & make inferences about what the mystery object is.

set up a 'crime scene'-students draw inferences, writing project, and/or do some related forensic science experiments

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Pigeon: Impossible

INFERENCES FILM: Pigeon: Impossible - a short, wordless film, perfect for inferring - Students can infer the location, his profession, his motivation/ personality, etc... - Watch first so you know points to stop!

"Defective Detective" - Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis infers incorrectly--sometimes the clues don't add up as we think.