These 32 short story drawing conclusions task cards are a great way to practice inference, which can be one of the trickier reading strategies. The multiple-choice format makes them ideal for test prep. Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in pairs. Another option is to use the cards with the whole class for the game SCOOT. A student answer sheet is included, as well as an answer key so students can self-correct. If you want to add an extra challenge, I have also included a “Challenge Card” which asks students to explain their reasoning for each card.
Black line versions of the cards are also included for printing on colored paper.
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Contents of this set include:
- Directions and Suggestions
- 32 Task Cards: Color
- 32 Task Cards: Black Line
- Challenge Card
- Student Answer Sheet
- Answer Key
What teachers have said about this resource:
♥ Brilliant. Just what I needed to use with games and my students are loving using the cards. Thank you. -Josephine L.
♥ I used these cards to have groups compete with each other. I loved listening to the discussions they had. It made for a great activity to practice skills for our upcoming test. -Connie T.
♥These task cards are easy to use and a great educational use of extra time. I am also going to mix them in with my reading block. Thanks! -Sara S.
About the Author
These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.
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