Making inferences games that are interactive are a fun way to include all students in learning about inferring and making predictions! Additional resources, such as making inferences worksheets, anchor charts, and pictures will also help your students with logic and coming to conclusions about the reading passages they are deciphering.
So, while I realize (wholeheartedly) that teaching inferring is not always fun, I have found a fun online game that might at least make it more bearable. Inferring is so tough for many students because they may not have the background knowledge to make sense of the missing elements or to assume something from hidden facts.
What is a fun classroom group game for inferring?
In order to get students interested in working on some inferring skills, here is an online game from Quia that is perfect for the SmartBoard or as a center activity! Take a look at the video below for my Classroom Technology in 3-Minutes or Less segment.
What are some other ideas for teaching inference in my classroom?
I love this idea from Comprehension Connection where she explores the differences between making inferences and drawing conclusions. And look how adorable these picture prompts are as a visual aid!
Teaching inference with mentor texts are a great reading strategy as well! This post includes free making inference worksheets too!
Could you use some free inference task cards? Stop here to download this super useful set!
More mentor text tips for teaching inferring with second graders can be found over at Primary Planet too!
I love the simplicity of this making inferences anchor chart for reading comprehension strategies!
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11 reading and language arts resource sets that pack a punch!
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- Beach Activities Pack (K-6)
- Chapter Book Reading Strategies Activities (grades 3-8)
- Chrysanthemum Reading Packet (grades 2-4)
- Contraction Packet (grades 1-3)
- DI Spelling Menus Packet (grade 2+)
- Never Ride Your Elephant to School Activities (grades 2-4)
- Reading Bingo (grades 2-8)
- Space Theme Reading Logs (grades 2-5)
- Fiction and Nonfiction Story Maps (grades 2-6)
- Vocabulary Bingo (grades 3+)
- Writing Menu (grades 3+)
What other resources have you found helpful for teaching about inference in your classroom? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!
Have fun inferring!