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Inference Masters

Today we are going to revisit our inferencing skills! Firstly lets inference this text!

Kyle ran into his house, slamming the door behind him. He threw his book bag on the floor and plopped onto the couch. After six hours of playing Grand Larceny VII, he ate some pizza and fell asleep with a slice on his stomach and his feet on his book bag. When Kyle came home from school the next day, he was noticeably distraught. He balled up his report card and placed it inside a soup can in the garbage. He then flipped the soup can upside down in the garbage can and arranged loose pieces of trash over it. As he plopped down on the couch, he let out a sigh and picked up his controller.

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Earth Text One and Earth Text Two

Fire Text One and Fire Text Two

Water Text One and Water Text Two and Water Text Three

Air Text One and Air Text Two

What are you infering?

Read each passage and then respond to the questions. Each question will ask you to make a logical inference based on textual details. Explain your answer by referencing the text.


Inferential questions ask you to Think Moreto make an educated guess—to think about and beyond the information given. You regularly respond to inferential questions presented by your teachers, but can you create them! Use the resource below to assist you to create and structure a good inferential question.

Inferential Question Maker

iPad friendly

As we develop our maths and English skills this term, various students may like to do this with the help of online games and activities. In class today we played ‘Place Value Pirates’ on

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Reading – Cause and Effect

This week we are investigating the fourth reading strategy – Recognising Cause and Effect. There is a reason for everything that happens.

What happens is the effect.

Why it happens is called the cause.

Can you think of two sentences using the formula below?