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Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Making Inferences - Inferring

Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Making Inferences - Inferring


Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Making Inferences - Inferring



★ Short Inference Reading Passages and Questions

★ 96 pages

★ Print and Digital (PDF and Google Slides)

★ Suitable for Middle School Students and Lower-level High School Students

★ Task Cards and Worksheets

★ Relatable Situations

★ ANSWER KEYS included


This resource includes:

★ 32 Short Story Inference Task Cards (PDF version/ COLOR & BW)

★ 32 Short Story Inference Worksheets that contain the same passages on the Inference Task Cards. These worksheets also include three open-ended inference questions to help students engage in inferential thinking.

★ 32 ANSWER KEYS for ALL Worksheets.

★ Google Slide Link



This resource is also included in Google Slides! Text boxes have already been created to make it easier for you and your students! Each slide includes two instruction solution tabs for when students accidentally delete text boxes and when they want to zoom in (to enlarge worksheets). It's super helpful for students who are not that familiar with how to use Google Slides or need the extra assistance.







✅ These Short Story Inference Task Cards allow students to make inferences based on the details in the short passages. After making inferences, students are then required to specify relevant evidence from the passages to support their inferences/ideas. Students will need to pay close attention to details to make valid inferences.


✅ You can use this set of 32 Inference Task Cards to help students practice making inferences. These Short Story Inference Task Cards include a short passage with the following two questions at the bottom of each passage:


1. What can you infer from this selection?

2. What clues helped you infer that?




✅ The Short Story Inference Worksheets include PDF and Google Slide versions. They contain the same story/passage that are in the Inference Task Cards followed by three inference-based questions. Students are required to support their inferences with relevant details/evidence.


✅ The inference questions are centered around characters’ feelings, traits, relationships, and situations. All these short stories are realistic and relevant!


✅ This is engaging practice for your students as it is perfect for Mini-Lessons, Whole Class Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Intervention Groups, Literacy Centers, Small Group Instruction, and Homework.


✅ These worksheets can be used as quick Formative Assessments!



✅ This packet includes suggested responses for each question. The answer keys provide a variety of possible inferences that can be made from the passages and evidence to support those specific inferences.



  • Quiz or Test - You can distribute a copy of the Inference Task Cards (one or more task cards at a time), OR you can distribute one Short Story Inference Worksheet to each student to complete and count as a quiz or test. You, as the teacher, can then select the inference story number that students performed the lowest on or appeared to have difficulty making inferences with and use that to review or reteach the skill.


  • Small Group Instruction - You can have students engage in small group instruction where you provide additional support on the skill of inferencing. These Inference Task Cards will support that type of instruction. You can have all students in small groups practice with the same Inference Task Card story number or you can distribute 1-2 Task Cards to each student to practice, then review.


  • Mini Lesson - You can load these Inference Task Cards (or Inference stories) on the Smartboard and use them to demonstrate how to make an inference. They can also be used to discuss the importance of details and how they are used to support inferential thinking. You can even use these Inference Short Stories to discuss the difference between relevant details and irrelevant details. Finally, you can use these Short Story Inference Task Cards during the Guided Practice portion of your lesson.


  • Exit Slips - You can use these Task Cards as Exit Slips by distributing one Inference Worksheet (Remember, there are 32 of them!) to each student to complete and hand in to you before they leave.
  • Partner Study - You can have students pair up and “test each other.” Partners not only ask each other to make valid inferences, but to highlight or underline specific details in the selection/passage to support their inference-based answers and ideas.


  • FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - Excellent for Formative Assessments! These quick and "to-the-point" Short Story Inference Worksheets can be used to see if students "got it." It can be done mid-lesson. You will be able to walk around the classroom and determine whether or not students have mastered the skill or understood the lesson just from a quick glance!



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