In this game by PBS, students will use a detective's notebook to keep track of clues, all the while learning what it means to make an inference. Your students will have a ton of fun while learning a challenging skill. You could even bring in some detective hats and magnifying glasses!
This lesson teaches students how to make inferences through a Gary Soto book. Each step of the lesson is clear and detailed, making it easy to incorporate into the classroom. Plus, students always enjoy Gary Soto literature!
This article is a good place to start when thinking about how to approach the concept of making inferences with elementary students. There is also a helpful section that describes what making inferences looks like in different subject areas.