Making Inferences with Nonfiction Texts Resources

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What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
Lesson Plan
What's For Breakfast?
Teach your class to develop strong inferencing skills by focusing on clues and hard evidence. In this lesson, students will play a game of “What’s for Breakfast?” to help them link context clues with word meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences & Evidence
Inferences & Evidence
Worksheet
Inferences & Evidence
Students can use this graphic organizer to make inferences as they read fiction or nonfiction texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Steps to Make an Inference
Steps to Make an Inference
Lesson Plan
Steps to Make an Inference
It's time to infer! Students will read a variety of short passages and make inferences using modals and a step-by-step graphic organizer. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Inference Detectives.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Endangered Species Exploration
Lesson Plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Teach your students the importance of text features with informational readings about endangered species around the world. This lesson on wildlife doubles as a great way for young learners to hone their reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading About Our Rights
Reading About Our Rights
Lesson Plan
Reading About Our Rights
Let’s read about our rights! In this social studies and language arts lesson, students learn about the Bill of Rights and participate in some fun writing activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Constitution Carousel
Constitution Carousel
Lesson Plan
Constitution Carousel
In this civics lesson, your students will examine artwork and participate in a carousel activity as they discuss the Constitution of the United States.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Worksheet
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Students will learn fun facts about animals while making inferences about nonfiction text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
Lesson Plan
Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Star, Mae Jemison
The Star, Mae Jemison
Worksheet
The Star, Mae Jemison
Use the worksheet The Star: Mae Jemison to help learners understand the format of biographies while reading more about an important African American figure.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Worksheet
Marco Polo
Your child will love learning all about the exploits of the famous European explorer Marco Polo with this attractively illustrated worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Citing Inferences
Citing Inferences
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Citing Inferences
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to cite their answers based on inferences they make about a text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Colorful Coding.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
An Introduction to Albert Einstein
An Introduction to Albert Einstein
Worksheet
An Introduction to Albert Einstein
Introduce children to physicist Albert Einstein — and a bit of theoretical physics — with this mini biography.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
Worksheet
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Roman Coliseum
Roman Coliseum
Worksheet
Roman Coliseum
Back in Ancient Rome, families didn't have a movie theater or a mall to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Instead, they went to the Coliseum!
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
Lesson Plan
Inferences and Introductory Phrases
In this lesson, students are asked to cite the text for evidence as they make an inference in a nonfiction text. It can be taught on its own or used as a pre-lesson to Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Lesson Plan
Let's Play Rivers Jeopardy
Let's play jeopardy! In this interdisciplinary lesson, students learn about American rivers, create game questions about the rivers, and then play the game.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Leif Ericson
Leif Ericson
Worksheet
Leif Ericson
Young historians will love learning facts about the famous Viking explorer Leif Ericson while practicing their reading comprehension and writing skills.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Students will draw conclusions about texts by combining what they learn from a text and their background knowledge.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Let’s travel across the United States! In this city-themed lesson that integrates reading and social studies, students explore the culture and history of the cities in the United States.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
Worksheet
Amerigo Vespucci
America gets its name from Amerigo Vespucci. Kids will learn about this important historical figure with this fun worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Worksheet
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Children are introduced to Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who got her start at a young age accompanying her mother as she registered African Americans to vote.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Crystal Heart
The Crystal Heart
Worksheet
The Crystal Heart
In this retelling of The Crystal Heart, a Vietnamese folk tale, kids will put themselves in the shoes of the main character and write a simple song!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Secret Garden Setting
The Secret Garden Setting
Worksheet
The Secret Garden Setting
The Secret Garden's setting tells you a lot about characters, plot, and conflict. Explore the role of setting in literature in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Making Inferences with Nonfiction Texts Resources

Create comprehensive readers with these resources that have your students put their skills to the test. Students can read passages and identify possible outcomes from the information given, allowing them to become more creative in their problem solving skills. By being able to fill in the blanks themselves, students will get more out of the texts they read. Get more practice with our making inferences in fiction texts resources.

Useful Resources on Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts

Memorizing formulas, facts and figures is just one component of education. The ability to make inferences based off those formulas, facts and figures is a vital critical thinking skill. And it takes practice. There are many devices in the Learning Library to teach kids how to draw conclusions from nonfiction texts.

Many teachers find the step-by-step lesson plans are both timely and historical. As technology makes life more convenient, people are more distracted. A highly-rated lesson plan, Close Reading: Introduction offers students practice in paying attention to detail, not only in nonfiction texts but also in their physical surroundings. Another lesson plan uses excerpts about the Underground Railroad and asks children to write diary entries based off imagining they were escaping slavery. What are their emotions? What would be the challenges and dangers?

There are also dozens of printable worksheets with reading material students find fascinating. Kids can read about interesting characters such as the famous escape artist, Harry Houdini, or the infamous deaf piano prodigy, Beethoven. The short biographies are followed by questions that get children thinking beyond the letters on the page. Other worksheets are an investigation on crop circles, the moon or the history of cars.

Parents and teachers can browse the many ready-to-go lessons and assignments on making inferences in nonfiction texts. The helpful resources save educators time and energy without sacrificing the quality of the classroom experience.