Saturday, February 16, 2013

If the Shoe Fits (an inferencing investigation)

Happy Saturday y'all! I'm back today to share my newest creation -- If the Shoe Fits (an inferencing  investigation). Inferencing is one of my favorite skills to teach. It can be so fun for the kids with clues and detectives.


In this activity, the Shoe Snatcher has stolen 10 pairs of shoes from 10 different people. Students will have to match the top secret case files to the missing pairs of shoes.

You can use this pack as a learning center, a group investigation, or a whole group lesson. I've also included detective badges to help your kiddos really get into the activity and a inferencing crossword to extend the lesson.

You can find this new pack in my TPT store by clicking on the images above or clicking here.

While you are there, you can also pick up my free inferencing song. 



Let me know what you think by commenting below. I'll choose one person to win this new pack tomorrow. Don't forget your email address.

35 comments:

  1. Looks like you've really put a fun twist on learning this skill! I love it!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  2. Ohhh I love this! I am teaching inferencing soon and would love to use this with my kids!! Great pack and thanks for the freebie song!

    Ashley
    That's So Second Grade
    www.secondgradeparadise.blogspot.com

    ashleyepennell@gmail.com

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  4. This unit looks very engaging for the students! It's on my wishlist! :)

    cathy@missversteeg.com

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  5. Looks so fun!
    athenaphoenix@yahoo.com

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  7. I love this! What a fun inferencing activity!
    kparknfam@gmail.com

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  8. This looks so cute! I'm always looking for new ways to teach such an important skill! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  9. Looks fun! Adding to my wishlist now!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  10. As always, this unit looks so amazing and engaging! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  11. Looks fun! I'm teaching inference right now.
    27arasbeth@gmail.com

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  12. This looks fantastic, Courtney! We just started mentioning inference last week and this would be perfect :)

    Catherine
    brownbagteacher@gmail.com
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  13. So cute! My kids would love this my kids love being detectives!
    Ashley.e.thurston@gmail.com

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  14. I am definitely going to have to check this out. We just used Abby's (http://theinspiredapple.blogspot.com/) inferencing lesson "What's in my teacher's bag?" I thought it went very well. I'm sure they would love yours too. I love the song too! thanks for sharing.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  15. Courtney you have hit it out of the ballpark! This is AWESEOME! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win it! :o)

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  16. Love it! Just added it to my wishlist, but it would be awesome to win a copy! Teachershq@gmail.com

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  17. Would love to win this!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  18. It looks like fun and educational too! What a perfect pair (of shoes)! :)

    apyle2@gmail.com

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  19. How timely and how fun! We are working on inferring in class right now!
    hilzgard@yahoo.com
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  20. What a fun way to teach inferences!! I'd love to win!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  21. We are just starting a inferencing unit. I LOVE this idea! Great job!

    Jenny
    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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  22. Wow, this looks like a great pack to teach a difficult strategy.
    I'm sure my kids would be engaged and learning at the Same time.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Cheers,
    Rebecca young
    Young_ba@hotmail.com

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  23. This looks like so much fun AND beneficial, to boot! (sorry...bad pun) I'd love a chance to win.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. This looks like a great pack. My students would have so much fun with this!
    Kelly
    kmemiller at gmail dot com

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  25. hehe - can I tell you? I was on the homepage of TpT and this showed up in that "recent happenings" spot...I don't know what they actually call it - so I clicked on it, and I instantly got excited!! lol... I love it! I'm so getting this!
    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

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  26. My 1/2 combo reading class is doing great with inferencing this year. This would be perfect for review centers!

    MissGilbert01@gmail.com
    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  27. Excited to try this one out with my accelerated group to see if they can handle the format on their own...then off to purchase more of these great units! Thanks for the great idea!

    martine@wps.k12.va.us

    Happy Swimming!!!

    Ellen

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  28. Looks great! I love when they have to use the clues to find the one that's just right
    Amanda (avphilli@gmail.com)

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  29. This looks amazing! I love teaching about inferences because there are so many different ways to teach it! I saw this on TPT before you posted about it and got really excited! Thanks for this opportunity!

    Jenna
    frederickjennam@gmail.com

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  30. I love this! What a fun way to teach inferences!

    mrsamynovellino@gmail.com

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  31. Looks super cute! Would love to have this!

    lisadaniels67@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Love it! Inferencing is always hard for my kiddos, so I will be purchasing this if I don't win!

    rpayne36@hotmail.com

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  33. This unit looks great!! We are working on inferencing right now! (Seems as if everyone is in blog land!) love it!

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Thanks for commenting! Have a blessed day!