Help learners distinguish between observations and inferences with a straightforward practice activity. After they review the difference between what they see and what they infer, class members take a look at 16 statements and decide which are inferences.
- Use in a language arts class for literature, or in a science class before beginning an experiment based on observation
- Add to a homework packet to prepare class members for the next day's lesson on inferences
- Have pupils make their own lists of observations and inferences based on their classroom or homes
- Activity only takes up one side of one page, making it easy to include in any unit
- Provides an explanation of observations and inferences to help learners tell the difference
- Applicable to any class that requires critical thinking and observational skills