Tuesday, January 10, 2012

{FREE} Pete the Cat Inference Log and Inferring Ideas

According to the Common Core Standards and our new district wide reading pacing guide, we are working on the concept of inferring.  We just introduced inferring right before Christmas break.  Since my students last year really struggled with the concept, I figured that I needed some new and improved ideas...that's when I headed out to do some blog-stalking and spend some quality time on Pinterest.  Before Christmas we used the WONDERFUL Babbling Abby's Snow Day Case Files Inference Investigation and Mystery Box Activity.  No joke, my students LOVE inferring now and they actually get the concept too!  If you haven't checked out these activities, they are great and will be staples in my class from now on :)  I also dressed up as an "Inferring Investigator" to introduce the concept and had extra Inferring Investigator hats for them to wear too!

Inferencing Investigation

My students dressed up as "Inferring Investigators".

Here are a few of my favorite inference Pinterest ideas:

On another note, I have a big confession.  I pride myself on always being on top of new children's books.  So, how did I miss all the {GASP} Pete the Cat books?!?!  Beth introduced them to me and the first thing I thought while reading Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes was I'm inferring where Pete is in the school the whole book!  Lightbulb on over my head!  I developed a simple Pete the Cat inferring log that you can use during your read aloud or on your Smartboard to practice this concept.  Click on the picture below to download your FREEBIE copy of this easy, but fun way to practice the concept with one of my fav new books :)

Pete the Cat Inference Log


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love Pete the Cat and this freebie is terrific!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

I totally have her mystery box! Haven't used it yet since I bought it on Cyber Monday, and now i'm out for a little bit...but I can't wait to use it! And thanks for the freebie :)
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Rebecca said...

I love all the photos from pinterest!! Thanks so much for sharing all your fabulous ideas! I'll have to check out Babbling Abby's activity.
Teaching First

Ebuck said...

I need a pintervention SO BAD, but I don't want one!

I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award!

Come to my blog to find out more about it. =)

Second Grade Silliness 

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for the AWESOME ideas! I can't wait to work on inferencing with my kiddos!!! And I'm excited to check out the Pete the Cat books! Thanks again! :)

Katie said...

This is AWESOME! Pinning it! So glad to have you following my blog,I'm following you back! Also, I host Thrifty Thursday, a linky party...I'd love for you to come by and share your freebies there every week! It is a place to bring together teachers, speech pathologists (like me), parents, and other educators to share free or nearly free learning activities :D


Mrs. Wheeler said...

Thanks for your comment! I am now YOUR newest follower! Cute blog!!

Mrs. Wheeler

SunnyDays said...

Thanks for making a really hard skill look like a lot of fun!
Im passing this one along to my hubs who teaches 3-5 VE kids too!

Sunny Days In Second Grade

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa~

The first thing I saw on your blog was the picture of Pete the Cat. I kid you not: this is what I said to my son who is sitting near me: "There's that book again. How in the world did I NOT know about that book?" A GASP from me as well! (who also takes pride in "knowing" books. (I was a K-5 media specialist for 9 years.) We have lots in common! :)

SecondGradeMama said...

These are great, thank you for sharing!!

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