Making Inferences in Fiction

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Inferences with Sentence Stems
Inferences with Sentence Stems
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Inferences with Sentence Stems
Use this lesson to help your ELs make inferences with support. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Inferences in Fictional Texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading the Clues, Understanding Plot Lesson Part II
Lesson Plan
Reading the Clues, Understanding Plot Lesson Part II
Have you ever wished that books, like movies, would state their conflict and genres on the cover? With the help of an Education.com workbook, students will learn to find the clues and read like a writer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inferring with Visual Elements
Inferring with Visual Elements
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Inferring with Visual Elements
Your ELs will practice drawing connections between illustrations and relevant text in a story in order to make inferences. This lesson can be a stand-alone resource or it can be paired with the lesson Analyzing Visual Elements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Searching for Ethics
Searching for Ethics
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Searching for Ethics
Help students understand ethics and how it relates to life in the classroom with this lesson that has them use their own independent reading books to find relevant situations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Inferences 2
Make Your Own Inferences 2
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Make Your Own Inferences 2
A key component of reading comprehension is being able to draw conclusions—or make inferences—about what we read. Use this resource to give your students extra practice making their own inferences based on simple sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences
Make Your Own Inferences
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences
Making inferences is a critical skill for young readers to master, as it helps them look beyond the words on the page to figure out the author's message. Use these simple sentences to get your students started in making their own inferences!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Reading Between the Lines
More Reading Between the Lines
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More Reading Between the Lines
Your students will need to read between the lines as they make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
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Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
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They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Math
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Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
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Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
In this lesson you will allow students to explore the inferences in the opening chapter of Bud, Not Buddy. Then they will have the opportunity to develop these skills further with high cognitive partner and individual activities.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
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Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Cesar Chavez is a perfect example of a champion for social justice. Students will refine inference skills by using background knowledge and evidence from the text, while also discovering an important American civil rights activist.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inference Task Cards
Inference Task Cards
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Inference Task Cards
Use these task cards with your students to practice reading short passages and making inferences about character, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
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Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Students will make inferences, compare texts, and identify figurative language as they interpret reading passages.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Can You Make an Inference?
Can You Make an Inference?
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Can You Make an Inference?
Use this resource to practice using context clues and background knowledge to make inferences about short reading passages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Papering the Plains States
Papering the Plains States
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Papering the Plains States
Making inferences from texts about the Plains States, your students will learn how to read with a purpose! In this lesson, your students will practice important skills while developing knowledge of various states.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture This Inference
Picture This Inference
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Picture This Inference
This fun resource will strengthen students’ emotional intelligence as they use images to make inferences, a skill which contributes to improved reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences with Pictures
Making Inferences with Pictures
Worksheet
Making Inferences with Pictures
Children use their logic skills to look at the images and decide which of two statements describes each one best in this second grade literacy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Worksheet
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Little brothers and sisters can be annoying sometimes, but that's never an excuse to waste a perfectly good cupcake.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Goodbye London, hello Neverland. In this lesson, students will complete the final pages of their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks by taking a more in-depth look at Peter's full character and what possibilities Neverland might hold.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
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Making Inferences About Feelings
Students will make inferences about feelings and perspectives in a short text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Stems for Making Inferences
Sentence Stems for Making Inferences
Worksheet
Sentence Stems for Making Inferences
Students will use sentence stems and frames to make inferences about a story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Making Inferences in Fiction

An important step in the reading process is making inferences based on background knowledge of a text. Older students who make inferences on fictional texts or images show that they are thinking deeper about the material. The resource center has dozens of engaging and challenging guided lessons, thoughtful workbooks and more so students can learn to make predictions, draw conclusions and think critically.

Thinking Critically: Resources on Making Inferences of Fictional Texts

Getting students to do their homework is one thing, getting students to think is another. The Learning Library’s sources on making inferences on fictional texts provide tools such as polished printable worksheets, enticing hands-on activities and extensive workbooks. The inference lessons promote a better understanding of materials and a better appreciation for them as well.

There are eight comprehensive printable workbooks for fourth and fifth graders such as Peter Pan and Neverland and Asian Mythology. The popular courses teach kids how to interpret famous stories and how to draw their own conclusions about their messages.

For one-off lessons, educators and parents can choose from a selection of printable worksheets that were created by skilled teachers. Students can make their own comic strips or read an abridged version of the Shakespeare tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” complete with comprehension questions. Other assignments teach students about character traits and how to determine a character motivation.

The Resource Library’s sources on inferences on fictional texts will have kids reading between the lines in no time.