Designed by a Year 6 teacher and Reading SATs marker, this resource contains a PowerPoint of 15 reading texts with related vocabulary and inference questions, plus a PowerPoint containing reading question stems to use when focusing on inference in lessons. It also includes answer prompts for children to use when responding to questions, both orally and in writing. All activities are aligned to the KS2 national tests-the questions are written in the style of recent tests, and the question stems are compiled from analysis of past SATs questions. Texts include a mixture of fiction, non fiction and poetry. These resources are ideal to use as regular short-burst reading practice for Year 6 during the time before KS2 SATs. They can be used as part of whole-class or small group reading lessons or guided reading sessions. All are fully editable. The resources focus on the specific content domains (the comprehension elements of the national curriculum as assessed by KS2 English reading tests) related to vocabulary and inference: 2a-give / explain the meaning of words in context 2d-make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text
Year 4 Stage 2 Reading Activity - key focus on students completing sentences in full and interpreting inference. A single worksheet 4 English Australian & New South Wales Curriculum Syllabus content focus: EN2 4A uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies Editable Word version. Purchase separately or as part of a bundle from Reading Program
An activity for make inferences about a character using an extract. This resource is suitable for KS2, or KS3 needing support with inference. This bundle includes 3 different inference character extracts for pupils to use. One is more difficult than the other two and labelled HA.
Suitable for all KS2 Y3 - Y6 High challenge, low stakes, great fun reading mystery. Lots of rich discussion, inference, guess who type mystery to solve. Children will LOVE it and so will observers. Please leave a REVIEW if you liked this resource. Thank you
Year 5 Guided Reading: Inference. Includes resources and assessment tools.
This one-off poetry lesson for KS2 uses a poem called ‘The Spell.’ A PowerPoint presentation leads the children through the poem - analysing each verse through a series of carefully staged inference and deduction questions. The contents of the spell referred to in the poem is never revealed - but the children will form their own ideas as they analyse the poem in more detail. They are encouraged to justify their ideas by referring back to the poem. After gaining a deeper understanding of the poem, the children are given the task of writing what they believe the spell was. Word banks and lists of synonyms are provided to help include the correct kind of language in their work. This lesson is perfect for small group and paired work - where the children can perform or chant their spells back to the class. Turn the lights off and light a candle for added atmosphere! If you’re feeling adventurous - provide a variety of percussion instruments so the children can add sound effects while they read out loud!
This resource encourages pupils to put themselves in place of the characters during the first attack on the hall Heorot. They must consider what their chosen character might think and feel as well as detailing how they reacted. It is an opportunity for pupils to continue to develop their ability to extend sentences as well as use their knowledge of the text to infer possible character thoughts and feelings. This resource would be suited to year 3/4 and up.
KS3 English non-fiction lesson for AQA English Language Paper 2. Students learn about inference, implication and allusions. Students explore non-fiction texts and use their new knowledge to analyse specfic examples. Useful preparation for both Section A and Question 5 of GCSE English Language exams, but designed for KS3 students. Includes teacher and student notes as well as differentiated activities throughout. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Short passages that provide children with an inference workout with the purpose of answering 3 mark questions. Questions draw on inference where children need to justify answers, provide evidence from the text and provide information from text where meanings are not explicit. All answers provided for ease of
Worksheet to provide evidence for AF3 and 2 exploring how characters' actions can suggest character traits.
Activity sheet for developing inference skills through interpreting different characters. The aim of the session is to produce a character description that includes character qualities, physical appearance and ideas about what the character’s back story might be based on the initial ideas pupils have gathered.
Inference: These inferences cootie catchers are a fun way to practice inference. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included. This activity has students reading 16 short passages (over 2 cootie catchers) to each other and then asked to make an inference based off the passage. Students are also asked to support their answers with details from the passage. ***** Enjoy this Lesson? Do a search for my other Cootie Catchers: ***** ♦ Reading Strategies: Authors Purpose Cause and Effect Character Traits Compare and Contrast with Pictures Compare and Contrast Creative and Critical Thinking Drawing Conclusions Fact or Opinion Figurative Language Fluency Generalizations Genre Identification Genre Types Idioms Inference Literary Devices Main Idea Metaphors Nonfiction Text Features Paraphrasing Parts of a Book Personification Point of View Predictions Reading Comprehension Reading Response Questions Restating the Question Sequencing Setting Similes Story Elements Summarizing Text Structures Text Structures: Informational Text Structures Theme Writing Prompts ♦ Vocabulary: Analogies (Grades 3-5) Analogies (Grades 6-8) Analogies (Grade 9) Antonyms Compound Words Context Clues Greek and Latin Roots Homophones Homonyms Multiple Meaning Words Prefixes Root Words Shades of Meaning Spelling Suffixes Synonyms Tone and Mood Transition Words ♦ Grammar: Adjective Identification Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs Appositives Apostrophes Capitalization Clauses Commas Conjunctions Contractions Mentor Sentences Nouns: Common, Proper, and Plural Nouns: Collective Nouns: Common and Proper Nouns: Irregular Plural Nouns: Plural Nouns Nouns: Possessive Nouns Parts of Speech Prepositions Prepositional Phrases Pronouns: Identification Pronouns: Possessive Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Quotation Marks Sentence Types Sentences: Fragments and Run-Ons Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex Subject and Predicate: Complete and Compound Verb Identification Verb Tenses Verbs: Helping Verbs: Irregular Verbs: Subject Verb Agreement
Cambridge O Level and IGCSE First Language English Papers require the candidates to master the art of inferring or making inferences from a given passage. This complete lesson comprises of: Definitions/Explanations of Making Inferences Steps on how to infer Practice with Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE Past English Papers Responses Guide
Reading Skills with focus on Inference Development
PPT designed to help pupils with comprehension in English
This excellent resource for developing upper KS2 reading skills and, in particular, inference and deduction, includes a variety of challenging texts (7 in total) with answers (to aid speed of marking).
This pack includes 6 inference/comprehension activities with answers that would be great to use as a whole class inference session once per week or an extension for guided reading activities. Aimed at lower key stage 2 classes to boost inference skills. Each activity has 5/6 questions based on a short text. How I use the resource: Allow children to read text independently and identify words they are unsure of. Discuss new vocabulary and allow children to use dictionary if needed. Children can begin answering questions - encourage them to underline or highlight parts of the text which give them clues to the answer. Go through questions together as a class or with a partner and compare answers.
Reading activities for middle primary / elementary y level. Key focus on inferential skill development
More Guided Reading Resources- I’m hooked! This week’s product is a week’s worth of inference slides based on 5 different pictures. Inference skills are a form of higher order thinking, which children struggle to understand through words. Take the words away and encourage them to develop this skill through pictures! For more information about using the Whole Class Guided Reading approach, see my website:www.rebeccatheirishteacher.com Act fast, download now, as it won’t be free forever! Included: 5 slides with different pictures 4 questions daily to support inference skills 4 sentence scaffolding daily to support the structure of sentences Copies of each picture to stick in the books. If you have enjoyed this product, please let me know in the comments below! Rebecca :)
This is a reading lesson created to allow children to use inference without books - to begin to see what making an inference means. First, the children are given the shoes. What do they think the person wearing them is like? Why? This is followed by the picture. Is this different to what they thought? What new inferences could they now make about the character? Finally, the children are given pieces of text written about the characters. Again, is there anything different to what they thought? Are there any new clues about the characters? The children then wrote either a character description of the person based on all the information they’ve gathered, or they will write a diary entry of a ‘day in the life’ of the character. (I let the children choose!)
This is a lesson using pictures from the internet and very short stories borrowed with permission from the site fifty word stories. The idea is to try to get learners to start to get the idea of the text from the pictures and then to pick out the salient words when they are presented with the short text connected to the pictures.