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Making Inferences Task Cards (Set 1) – Inferencing Activities | Print & Digital Google

These inferencing task cards and digital activities are essential for developing reading skills. They include short passages with text-dependent questions, options for differentiation, and are suitable for 4th-6th grade. Teachers can use them for test prep, small groups, or whole class activities.


24 Task Cards + 2 Google Slides Files
PDF, Google Apps™
Answer Key Included

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Making Inferences is an important reading skill, and these inferencing task cards and digital activities can help!

Each card/slide features a short passage with a text-dependent question plus a follow-up question asking students to explain their reasoning. Students will need to use clues within the text to infer their answers.



  • 24 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color
  • Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys
  • Directions & Suggestions


  • Google Slides (Regular & Self-checking versions included)
  • ***Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT)


  • Digital or Print
  • Challenge Card to extend the lesson
  • Reference Poster
  • Audio Support
  • Optional Self-Checking Google Slides
  • Multiple versions of the recording sheet included

Great for 4th, or 5th, or 6th grade!


NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

Keep reading to learn more…

These making inferences task cards are perfect for test prep! Use orally in small groups, or individually as a writing assignment at a literacy center. Another option is to use one card at a time with the entire class. Students can answer on notebook paper and track the cards they have completed on the included recording sheet. An answer key is also included. In addition, there is an inference poster, a cover/label card, and a challenge card that can be used with any other card in the set to extend the activity.

Teacher Tip

  • Download our FREE Task Card Handbook to learn 31 different ways you can use this resource including:
  • Test Prep
  • Small Group
  • Independent Practice
  • Literacy Center or Station
  • Whole Group
  • Game Cards

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️I have had such a hard time finding inference activities for small groups or individual students…this is perfect! The students can discuss, they have to justify their reasoning, and their ability to make inferences is strengthened through this practice. Thank you!!!!” -Rebecca G.

✏️Absolutely love these! Taught using a few each day when teaching inferences skill then used one or two occasionally to review as “bell” work as the kids entered my classroom each day. Interesting to see/hear what the kids inferred on some – more than one inference possible on some which encouraged debate using text details to support inference.” -Christina L.

✏️The rigor of these cards is perfect for where my kiddos are right now. They “get” just enough on their own to feel successful, but there is certainly enough meat to really make most of my students think.” -Wendy L.


  • Inference Set 2
  • Inference with Informational Text
  • Beginning Inference

Common Core Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKS:

  • LA.6.5.F
  • LA.4.6.F
  • LA.5.6.F

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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.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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104 reviews for Making Inferences Task Cards (Set 1) – Inferencing Activities | Print & Digital Google

  1. Jessica H.

    Since making inference is a huge part of our state test, thank you for such a fun way to assess a skill without it seeming like it’s work. The students had fun with this and it was easy for me gage whether they could grasp the concept. I will be using this always!!!!

  2. Marie’s Creative Spot

    Great resource and very easy to work with. It helped my students a lot. And they enjoyed working on it.

  3. Susan V.

    I loved this activity for students to complete with a partner during centers/stations. They were engaged while practicing inferencing skills and then EXPLAINING their responses.

  4. Help Me Blume in Teaching

    My students really enjoyed this! It is already a slide deck but then I turned it into a Pear Deck and that took the review to a whole new lesson! I especially loved the option for students to check their work!

  5. Katie N.

    I paired this activity with a game of uno with my middle schoolers who had IEP goals for inferencing. Every time they had to draw a card, they would have to do an inferencing card as well. This made it fun for the students!

  6. Caitlyn H.

    Great resource to use in my 5/6 online classroom. All activities were engaging. Very helpful to me and effective for my learners, thank you! 🙂

  7. Amanda P.

    This resource was great! I honestly expected it to be too easy for some of my students, but even my high learners were stumped by several of the cards. This is a great activity for practicing inferences (and also showed which of my students really struggle with drawing common sense conclusions!)

  8. Tina B.

    While my student struggled at points, I think this was useful in helping her to work on her inferencing skills in written passages she’ll likely encounter in the academic arena.

  9. Tiffany E.

    I have used this resource with a group of students who are struggling with inferences. I appreciate the small passages. They make this a quick activity which I appreciate yet also really help my student infer!

  10. Tina D.

    This activity was a great resource for paired/partner work to reinforce inferencing. The students had a good time completing this together. I loved the graphics too! Nice touch.

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