Helping students learn to infer

What activities do you do in the classroom to help students learn to infer?  I do a lot of modeling during read alouds but I wanted a fun activity that students could do during workstation time.  I made a mystery box activity that I'll start using right after break.

What's in the Box? has three different levels for students to choose from when working with a buddy or small group.  I have 90 picture cards and 90 clue cards included in the activity.

To play the game, students can use one of the following worksheets...

They can draw a picture of what they think is in the box after each clue is read or write down their guess.  Students can also ask yes/no questions to figure out what's inside the box.  There is a worksheet to write their questions and their guess after five yes or no responses from their buddy.  Students can even come up with their own clues for those guessing instead of using the clue cards.  

I hope my students enjoy playing the game and improve their inferring skills at the same time!  You can check out What's in the Box? in my TpT store.  I would love to give away a copy!  Simply share this post on Pinterest (leave your link below) and I'll choose a winner on Tuesday!  Hope your first day back from Winter Break goes smoothly!


  1. This looks like a great set for inferring! Pinned here: tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  3. This looks great! I love when my kids are having fun learning and yet they don't realize they're are learning. :)