Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions | Inferencing Activities & Worksheets

Kim Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Do you find it hard to find quality, age-appropriate inferencing activities? This resource includes short stories that teach students how to use text evidence and their prior knowledge (schema) to make logical inferences. Students will be required to refer to and quote details and examples in the text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Do your students need practice making inferences?

Making inferences is no easy task for some students! Inferencing is a higher-order thinking skill that is essential for students to develop. This resource requires careful reading and analysis of text evidence from the reader. Students will explore a variety of reading genres while answering inferencing questions that require them to read between the lines.

This inferencing practice packĀ includes 17 pages of fun and engaging activitiesĀ perfect for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. From realistic fiction to myths and fables, each short story includes a high-interest topic that students will love to read about!

This resource includes 6 different lessons with short stories for teaching inferencing skills to students. Each lesson includes multiple-choice and open-ended questions about inferencing and drawing conclusions. Students will be required to use clues from the story, coupled with their own experiences, to draw logical conclusions.

  • Natureā€™s Medicine (realistic fiction)
  • How Bear Lost His Tail (Greek myth)
  • The Fox and the Goat (Aesopā€™s fable)
  • The Trojan Horse (Iroquois legend)
  • Practice Making Inferences (fun review with mystery picture)
  • Practice Making Inferences with Illustrations
  • TpT Easel Activity Digital Option (for select pages)
  • Answer Keys

Each engaging inferencing activity includes:

  • a short story
  • inferencing mini-lesson
  • 12-14 multiple choice and open-ended questions assessing inferencing and drawing conclusions from the text

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These activities are perfect forā€¦

  • whole group lessons
  • independent desk work
  • small groups
  • literacy centers
  • morning work
  • homework
  • assessments
  • early finishers
  • sub plans

The best part?

This resource is easy to use! Add these activities to any unit or study on making inferences and/or drawing conclusions. Students will quickly and easily be able to make logical inferences through careful reading and analysis of text evidence.

In this one convenient resource,Ā you canā€¦

  • have ready-to-go activities that will help your students master making inferences within a story.
  • use these pre-made inferencing activities asĀ sub plansĀ when you need to take a day (or week) off!
  • print and go - includes everything you need to teach INFERENCING anytime during the year!

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Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):




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22 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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