March Read and Infer: The Spring Break Mix-Up


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The Lunch Bunch Club just got back from spring break and it’s time for show and tell! During spring break, each student sent a postcard to Mrs. Hill about a trip he or she took. They also brought home souvenirs to share with the class. Mrs. Hill accepted a challenge to infer which souvenir each student brought back based on the clues from the postcards, but she’s all MIXED-UP! Help Mrs. Hill by reading the postcards the students wrote to figure out which souvenir each student brought home in his or her suitcase. Can your students use their inference skills to help the Lunch Bunch Club by working together as literacy detectives?

Download the Preview File to see TONS of photographs and learn more about this hands-on and highly engaging spring resource!

Join Sam, Sara, Mike, Lee, Theo, Wendy, Darcy, and May in this March Read and Infer edition of The Spring Break Mix-Up. In each edition, your students will use their own schema and clues from the text to help the Lunch Bunch Club solve a big problem. My hope is that your students come to know these eight characters as “old pals” within your classrooms! At the same time, they will build important literacy skills as they infer, draw conclusions, make predictions, write about their reading and reasoning, and think critically.

In this March Spring Break Mix-Up Edition, your students will infer which souvenir each member of the Lunch Bunch Club brought back from his or her spring break trip. They can work as a whole class, a small group, or within a literacy center to match each picture card to the correct suitcase by using the clues in the students’ postcards to Mrs. Hill. The pack includes TONS of differentiated recording sheets – choose the format or formats that best meet your students’ needs. Your students will be engaged in discussions as they infer and activate their background knowledge to analyze the clues. They will provide and write evidence in order to prove their inferences throughout several of the recording sheets.

writing extension activity is included in the pack, complete with blank templates for your students to write their own inference clues for one another.

BONUS: Eight spring inference riddle task cards, with differentiated recording sheets, are also included! These inference riddle cards are the perfect addition to your mini lessons, small group reading activities, literacy centers, or independent fast-finisher activities.

The March Read and Infer pack includes:
Teacher Directions and LOTS of real photographs for examples
Ideas for Use page
The Back to School Mix-Up story to read aloud
8 “All About Me” letters for the inference writing pieces
8 lunch box picture cards: zoo animals, fire truck, space, art, books, airplane, robot, bicycle
8 lunch box templates
6 different Back to School Mix-Up recording sheets (or use a combination of several!)
Teacher Answer Key
3 differentiated letter writing templates for the writing extension activity
Blank picture cards, lunch box template, and “All About Me” letters
Inference Poster – color and black and white ink
Inference Anchor Chart pieces – color and black and white ink
8 back to school inference riddle task cards – color and black and white ink
2 differentiated recording sheets for the back to school inference riddle task cards

Want MORE Lunch Bunch Club Read and Infer resource packs? Click below!

September Read and Infer: The Back to School Mix Up
October Read and Infer: The Fall Festival Mix Up
November Read and Infer: The Thanksgiving Mix Up
December Read and Infer: The Christmas Mix Up
January Read and Infer: The Snow Globe Mix-Up
February Read and Infer: The Valentine’s Day Mix-Up
April Read and Infer: The Earth Day Mix-Up
May Read and Infer: The End of Year Mix Up

Happy Learning,

Christina DeCarbo-Wagers
Miss DeCarbo, Inc.
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