Use what you already have in your ‘teacher bag’ to teach inferencing to your students!
Materials: printable, your ‘teacher’ bag/purse/gym bag/etc., writing utensils
Explain and define inference and how to infer to your students.
Display your teacher bag and remove an object from bag
Show object to students and explain how to make an inference about based on the object (Example: If you pulled out a gift card to Starbucks, you could explain to your students how they could infer that you like coffee and received the card as a gift from someone.)
Pull a few other objects out and guide your students through making inferences, encouraging them to make inferences.
Then, display the remaining contents of the bag for all the students to see (you can stage this part if you want so that the inferences will be more obvious – i.e. movie ticket, car keys, wallet, etc.)
Provide your students with the printable and have them select 3 objects to record and make inferences based on them.
Then, bring students together to discuss their inferences as a whole group.
Grab the printable by clicking the graphic below or by clicking HERE!
Watch the video from this post to learn more about this activity and two other fun ways to teach inferencing to your elementary students! Or, hop over this this post from a few years ago to see this lesson in action in a first grade classroom!