For older students:
1. Here is a humorous video to show your older students. Have them guess what's going on (using facial expression and context clues).
2. I love using Speech Room News Comic Strips for Inferencing. My older students love Garfield and Snoopy so it's not hard to motivate them using this activity!
For younger students:
1. Inference Riddle Game is a great way to work on inferencing. On this website, students are given a clues, one at a time, until they can guess the object.
I begin in the morning . . .
Tomorrow is always another . . .
. . . at sunrise
. . . and last until sunset
"yester" is always the one before
"to" is the one right now
There are 365 of me in each year
Night is my opposite
I hope you have a nice . . .
I am DAY
Okay, be honest...how many clues did it take you to figure it out? I had so much fun on this website trying to guess the mystery on the first clue that I'm not even going to tell you how long I spent on it! :-)
There are sooo many activities out there to target inferencing skills. Click HERE to see a list of them.
Some of my favorites are the pictures like this one:
3. Good old Tom and Jerry clips are perfect because there is minimal talking. I actually mute it and then pause it during various parts to infer or predict. This one would have been perfect for Valentine's Day!
4. I found these cute St. Patrick's Day Inferencing Freebie Cards from Preschool Speechin. These are perfect for young kiddos! Make sure you leave some feedback if you grab them!
Hope you "inferred" some new ways to teach these skills!
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