SKU: W391934
(65 customer reviews)

Reading Strategies Task Cards – FREE! Inference, Summarizing, + more!

Get a set of 24 free reading strategy task cards for 3rd-5th graders. Includes print and digital options, differentiation, and challenge cards. Created by combining cards from six other sets. Great for practice, reinforcement, or assessment. Teacher-approved and loved by students.


24 Task Cards + Digital Version
Answer Key Included

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Reading Strategies Task

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Reading Strategies Task

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Making Inferences –

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Your students will love this reading strategy task cards, and you’ll love that it’s FREE!

This set was created by combining cards from six other reading strategy task card sets so that you as a teacher can try them out!:

  • Author’s Purpose
  • Summarizing
  • Making Connections
  • Inference
  • Cause and Effect
  • Predicting



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


  • *Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT) – with Audio


  • Digital or Print
  • Challenge Card to extend the lesson
  • Audio Support

Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!

This resource is part of a money-saving bundle!

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

Use this set of 24 free reading strategy task cards to help your students practice these important skills. Students can answer on notebook paper and use the included recording sheet to keep track of the cards they have completed. Another option is to use these orally in small groups. A suggested answer key is included (answers for most of these cards are subjective, so the answer key is only offered as a guide). A challenge card that can be used with any other card in the set is also included to extend the learning.

The content for each card in this set is NEW, so if you own any of the other sets, you do not need to worry about repeating the same content. Only the design of the cards is the same. I created this set so that those who already have the other sets could use this set for extra reinforcement or assessment, and so that those who do not own them could give them a try for free.

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ “I teach 5th grade reading in a Special Education setting. I am excited to work with my students with these cards. Some struggle with cognitive and some with working memory issues and having a short piece of text is great as it is less of a demand on them while building up their skill. I like that you didn’t choose too simple of a text as well; one of my students actually refuses to read if it is “dumbed down” as he calls it. Great blend of all of the things I need for my group. Thanks so much.” -Darlene D.

✏️ “I am using the Summarize cards with high school students who have learning disabilities. They are excellent. I am eager to see how they respond to this set. Although the cards are designated for Grades 3-5, the topics and language are not too simple for my students. It would be great to have some of these, though, for older students. Thank you very much for all your work.” -Lexine M.

✏️ “These task cards were fantastic to obtain an assessment, scaffolding, and stations. It includes teks that are taught throughout the year, so they have been extremely helpful! Thank you!” -Pricilla P.


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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects 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.

If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

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

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65 reviews for Reading Strategies Task Cards – FREE! Inference, Summarizing, + more!

  1. JaLane D.

    This was an easy and super helpful activity to provide my 7th graders with practice on essential reading skills. Great for a review or introducing the topc.

  2. 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!!!!

  3. Stefanie N.

    I use these during the regular school year and during summer school. This is a great center for my reading small groups. It is nice to be able to pull the cards that target the specific strategy I am working on.

  4. Elizabeth O.

    Great resource to practice skills such as summarizing and paraphrasing, you can drop them off at the desks to keep it random, students can chose or it can be a center activity.

  5. Carinna Lee

    I have enjoyed using this product! Identifying the main idea and details is a really challenging concept for 3rd graders. Thank you for this wonderful resource.

  6. Stacey W.

    These are such great tasks cards to practice these higher order skills. My older students love them!

  7. Martha Donovan

    My experience is working with unique SPED populations and unique settings. My students have had negative learning experiences due to social, emotional, behavioral, or disabilities. With these activities, they were engaged, compliant & successful! I use these resources ALL the time for differentiation!

  8. Brianna G.

    I use this resource as one of my centers for my high group and they love the task cards.

  9. Kathleen G.

    I used this to review/assess my student’s skills in these areas of ELAR. They enjoyed the engagement and didn’t realize they were taking a quiz!

  10. Rhonda G.

    I used this activity in my class with online ESL students and they enjoyed it very much. I am very glad I found it. Thank you so much!

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