Phew! I have been so busy lately, I almost forgot all about this little blog! It’s been so fun reading all of the thankful thoughts my *sweet friends* are stuffed with. You ALL are so amazing, and I am so, so very thankful for all of you. If you haven’t linked up yet, don’t worry! It’s not too late! Click here to link up.
My first graders have been been KNEE DEEP in making inferences lately. They’ve been learning SO much and having fun while doing so. How can that be?!?!
First, to get us ready to make inferences, we made a little inferencing anchor chart together.
Then, my students read a story (written by me) all about a family preparing for the big Thanksgiving feast.
Here’s a little synopsis of the story (you can find the full story in my packet below):
Oh no! Mom needs Sage and Max to do some last minute shopping for the big Thanksgiving feast. But, when they arrive at the store, they discover that Mom accidentally gave them the recipe cards instead of the shopping list! If they can't figure out what items Mom needs, they're worried they will ruin the Thanksgiving feast.
After they read the story, they had to use their best inferencing skills in order to help Sage and Max get the items they need for their Thanksgiving dinner. Each pair got a set of recipe cards and WENT TO TOWN! They had to *REALLY* read each recipe card and pull out the clues in order to figure out what Mom wanted them to buy at the store.
After they used their prior knowledge and the clues from the text, they helped Sage and Max save Thanksgiving by creating a new and improved shopping list! Hooray!
If you’re looking for a last minute activity this week (that is, of course, if you’ll still be in school along with me!), go and grab this packet…
In this packet, you will find:
- lesson plan (with objective and procedures)
- "Last Minute Shopping" story that introduces the lesson
- four recipe cards that your students must read to make inferences
- "Making Inferences" recording sheets
- definition posters that explain what an “inference” is
- extension activities (Thanksgiving themed mini-stories that require students to make inferences)
Need a graphic organizer to help teach making inferences? Grab it below for free! Just click on the organizer to download.
You can find the “Feasting On Inferences” packet in my shop. Click on the link below!
The first person who can tell me their favorite Thanksgiving food can grab this packet for free. Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address.
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?