Inference Bags-definitely doing this next year!

Inferencing Home Bags

FREEBIE! Showing Evidence Strips....These have great evidence stems to help your kiddos cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions. Just print and cut down the middle.

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.

Mystery Box Inferring Activity

Teaching inferences...Forensic Science - set up a crime scene fit for kids and they must use inference to figure out what happened.

Retell Rope. Original idea from The Daily CAFE. classroom

Teaching visual inference-- Show - don't tell - draw and write about an emotion without saying what it is

A simple craft to use at the beginning of the year after reading the book, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook!

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


Definitely giving this out at the beginning of the year!

Read this book without showing the pictures and have the students draw the monsters using inference.


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classroom timeline. It helps students remember events throughout the year.

This cutie will make your students want to devour their books!!! Read, color, cut, and create a Book Report LapBook. Students will treasure their bookworms for years to come. (Composition Notebook, Vocabulary Crayons, Confidential Folder, and Teacher's Apple open to reveal important information inside!)


Good way to explain to kids what inference is.

Using a mystery box to teach about inference.

'In the Bag' book report Front: draw an illustration of the main character. 1 Side: write about the character's likes and dislikes. 1Side: write about how the character interacts with other characters in the novel. Back: write about how the character changed throughout the novel, and what events were responsible for the changes the character made. "In the bag":10 objects that represented or reminded them of the main character