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Making Inferences in Fiction
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Inferring with Quotes
Inferring with Quotes
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Inferring with Quotes
Good readers make inferences using story details and their own background knowledge to figure out information that isn't provided by the author. Help your students practice making inferences using quotes from their reading with this graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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I Can Infer
I Can Infer
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I Can Infer
Practice making inferences about stories with the help of this writing organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Visualize and Summarize
Visualize and Summarize
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Visualize and Summarize
Do your students have difficulty making mental pictures or writing summaries? Help them practice both skills with this reading comprehension worksheet in which students choose a scene from their book to illustrate and summarize.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Inference Making
Glossary: Inference Making
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Glossary: Inference Making
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Inference Making.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Part 1: Making Connections with Texts
Part 1: Making Connections with Texts
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Part 1: Making Connections with Texts
This resource helps ELs make strong connections with a simple fiction text. After reading a short story, students will think about how they can connect with the text and use sentence frames to explain their thinking.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre
Read this passage from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and get both reading and writing practice in one fell swoop.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
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Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
In this inventive graphic organizer, children will fill in speech and thought bubbles to show how a character's words and thoughts reveal their traits.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Inferring with Visual Elements
Glossary: Inferring with Visual Elements
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Glossary: Inferring with Visual Elements
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Inferring with Visual Elements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Steph Curry: Superstar
Steph Curry: Superstar
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Steph Curry: Superstar
With this reading worksheet, your students will read about basketball player Steph Curry and then write three inferences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Asking Deeper Questions in Fiction Texts
Asking Deeper Questions in Fiction Texts
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Asking Deeper Questions in Fiction Texts
Not all reading comprehension questions are created equal: some are easily answered by reading the text, while others require looking beyond the text to make inferences. This worksheet teaches students how to ask both kinds of questions as they read.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas
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Saint Nicholas
Read up on the real-life Saint Nicholas, a man who did some good deeds way back in the day, and see what similarities he shares with Santa.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Momotaro Story
Momotaro Story
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Momotaro Story
Read this shortened version of the Momotaro story, then think about what makes a true hero, both in a fairytale and in real life.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
3-2-1 Inference!
3-2-1 Inference!
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3-2-1 Inference!
With this language arts exercise, students will find textual evidence and use it to support an inference.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Romeo and Juliet for Kids
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Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Get a great introduction to one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. This abridged version is perfect for young readers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife
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The Crane Wife
Read through this version of The Crane Wife and answer comprehension questions along the way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Connections with Texts Concept Web
Making Connections with Texts Concept Web
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Making Connections with Texts Concept Web
Use this handy concept web to teach your students about ways to interact with text, including text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections that can help deepen their understanding of what they read.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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X Marks the Inference
X Marks the Inference
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X Marks the Inference
As students make their way through this map, they will find textual evidence and cite background knowledge to support an inference.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It All Adds Up to an Inference!
It All Adds Up to an Inference!
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It All Adds Up to an Inference!
Evidence + reasoning = an inference! This helpful tool will help your students add up the pieces to make strong inferences as they read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Part 2: Using Visual Clues to Make Inferences
Part 2: Using Visual Clues to Make Inferences
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Part 2: Using Visual Clues to Make Inferences
Making inferences using visual clues takes practice! Use this worksheet to help analyze visual elements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Mental Picture
Make a Mental Picture
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Make a Mental Picture
Bring fiction to life by having your little readers choose a scene from their book to illustrate and caption! Students will work on visualizing a quoted passage from a book with this creative illustration exercise.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Inference Making
Vocabulary Cards: Inference Making
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Vocabulary Cards: Inference Making
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Inference Making.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Can a frog really swallow quail shot? Explore exaggeration with this reading exercise on Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Scene Illustration
Scene Illustration
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Scene Illustration
Help your students to visually interpret a scene from their book with this illustration worksheet! After students read, they’ll make the picture in their minds come to life by drawing their favorite scene and quoting a passage from the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
I Can Make Inferences: Concept Web
I Can Make Inferences: Concept Web
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I Can Make Inferences: Concept Web
Use this concept web to teach your students about how to make inferences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's Happening?
What's Happening?
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What's Happening?
Look at the evidence and practice making inferences with the help of this handy graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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