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To make an inference, a student must make a logical connection between two or more ideas in a text. She needs to "read between the lines." And research shows if a student can make inferences with pictures, comics or videos, she can make them with words.

Teacher Tip: Use Animated Videos to Help Your Child Learn to Make Inferences

To make an inference, a student must make a logical connection between two or more ideas in a text. She needs to "read between the lines." And research shows if a student can make inferences with pictures, comics or videos, she can make them with words.

Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson)

Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

Inference Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading notebook

Reading Strategies Mini Anchor Charts

Inference Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading notebook

Inferencing with a video

Inferencing with a video

This blog post will take you through a step-by-step method to teach inference to your upper elementary students.  It uses a stop light strategy.  A free download of inference charts are included!  They can be used with any text.

How to Teach Inference

This blog post will take you through a step-by-step method to teach inference to your upper elementary students. It uses a stop light strategy. A free download of inference charts are included! They can be used with any text.

If you are teaching students about making inferences, try the s'more analogy. This blog post contains an inference anchor chart that explains the analogy.

If you are teaching students about making inferences, try the s'more analogy. This blog post contains an inference anchor chart that explains the analogy.

inference short video 2 min - use for a class starter - Ask - What did the larva put in their mouths? What clues led you to believe....?

inference short video 2 min - use for a class starter - Ask - What did the larva put in their mouths? What clues led you to believe....?

Making Inferences while reading- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson)

Making Inferences while reading- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

Inferring is a prime example of a critical thinking skill used in classrooms today. Students are asked to read text and analyze it by thinking deeper---way beyond the visual text. This post will provide ideas to help your students learn how to infer.

How to Teach Inference

Inferring is a prime example of a critical thinking skill used in classrooms today. Students are asked to read text and analyze it by thinking deeper---way beyond the visual text. This post will provide ideas to help your students learn how to infer.

TGIF! - Thank God It's First Grade!: Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

TGIF! - Thank God It's First Grade!: Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

Differences between Inference and Prediction. Excellent to use when introducing inferences. Students can tell what they know about predictions, and then learn about how inferenceing is different.

Differences between Inference and Prediction. Excellent to use when introducing inferences. Students can tell what they know about predictions, and then learn about how inferenceing is different.

My students love using pictures to learn their reading skills!

Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

My students love using pictures to learn their reading skills!

Making Inferences with a Movie Short. Using One Man Band for Inferences with a freebie recording sheet from Funky in Fourth!

Making Inferences with a Movie Short. Using One Man Band for Inferences with a freebie recording sheet from Funky in Fourth!

FREE Inferences Printables- Ready to use inferences activities for 3rd-5th grade! This inference sample includes inferences printables, inferences task cards, and inferences using pictures. ENJOY!  - repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit  ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

FREE Inferences Printables- Ready to use inferences activities for 3rd-5th grade! This inference sample includes inferences printables, inferences task cards, and inferences using pictures. ENJOY! - repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

FREEBIE Inference Task Cards with QR Codes - repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit  ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

FREEBIE Inference Task Cards with QR Codes - repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

Making Inferences Case File: students work in cooperative groups to make inferences over the book or passage inside.  Rotate the case file each day throughout the unit for students to gain exposure to different texts.

Making Inferences Case File: students work in cooperative groups to make inferences over the book or passage inside. Rotate the case file each day throughout the unit for students to gain exposure to different texts.