Looking for more inferencing resources? I have 5 here for you!
If you don’t know all ready, I have many students on my caseload working on this tricky skill. This skill is required for reading but is really language-based. I am always on the hunt for new and motivating ways to work on this skill. For my favorite tips for working on inferencing, click HERE!
In no particular order…..(disclaimer: this post contains Amazon Affiliate links).
What happened and Why Interactive Book
I like to use this book to introduce basic inferences. This book is an oldie but a goodie. It is interactive so it is motivated and keeps students engaged. It is very basic but you can easily make it more challenging by the questions that YOU ask! “What happened to ___?” “How did you know?” “What clues helped you?” You can see in the image above that I like to use these carrier phrases and visuals to get students to engage in academic conversations. This book is a great way to do so. The situations in the book are ones that are common/typical like painting, cleaning, etc.
Wordless Picture Books
I love using wordless picture books to address inferencing. Students can use the clues in the pictures to make “smart guesses” about what is happening. Click HERE to read my blog post all about wordless picture books. My favorite one is Chalk. The images are amazing and the story elicits so much language and conversation!! I like to ask questions like “What do you think the children will do with the chalk?” “What will probably happen to the drawings?” These types of questions require students to use the clues and their background knowledge to make smart guesses! Click HERE to learn how you can grab these academic conversation visuals on a stick freebie!
Hi Lo Passages for Comprehension
This book has various reading comprehension passages. This is great for working on carryover. I like using this book because they provide an index on which passages work on which skills and which questions provided are targeting those higher level skills. I like to use this book to teach my students to identify the different types of questions and to prove they can utilize their strategies!
Need a reading passage quick? This website is FREE (you just need a free account). You can find lesson reading passages by reading level and by skill. You can easily just search for drawing conclusions reading passages. I like to take ones at a reading level BELOW my students’ levels this way we can truly work on the comprehension and answering of questions.
This is another website with free texts. This website has news articles for children and you can select reading levels. You can differentiate within each article. They are always updating and staying current with is motivating and relevant.
Do you have resources that you like to use to work on inferencing? Leave a comment and let me know! I would love to hear about more!!!