First Grade Fresh: ABC/ Word Study Task Cards and Anchor Charts - anchor chart gives a definition of the word "inferences"- "figuring out something that wasn't completely explained in the story" and "using clues to make a good guess.
8 passafes and students determine the main idea. The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).
Students with language difficulties struggle to make inferences and draw conclusions when faced with text in the classroom and on tests. Teach them that these skills are actually things that they do everyday whether it be eavesdropping on a big sister
Fearless in Author's Purpose, Context Clues, oh my! Pin includes various activities to teach graders about author's purpose (informative, persuasive, etc) as well as activities teaching students how to use context clues to find meaning.