# Walmart Worksheet

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```					You will learn to make inferences &
conclusions
Inferences
 Sometimes authors don’t tell you
everything you need to know.
 To understand what you’re reading
you might need to make an
inference…
Let’s Play Detective!
 Sometimes you will hear or read the
term “making inferences” as part of a
means you have to figure something
out from clues. The story you read
will only give you clues, and you will
have to play detective.
Playing detective w/o words
 Now you’ll have to figure out what’s
wrong without words by just looking
at the clues.
 Is the baby tired or hungry? Hot?
Does the baby have a dirty diaper?
You’ll have to play detective without
words by looking at clues…
Seeing clues around us…
 We use clues everyday to figure out
and make inferences about the world
around us…
Pets draw conclusions
 Dogs draw conclusions from clues…
Using clues…
1. You smell smoke
2. You see smoke coming out of a
house
3. You hear the siren on a fire truck
 The three clues above suggest that
the house is on fire & someone has
Using clues…
1. You smell smoke
2. You see smoke coming out of a
house
3. You hear the siren on a fire truck
 Not one of the clues say the house is
on fire or that someone called the
fire department.
Using clues…
1. You smell smoke
2. You see smoke coming out of a
house
3. You hear the siren on a fire truck
 You made that inference yourself
using the clues.
Tips when using clues
the story
3. Find key words in the question and
scan the story for the words
Finding clues in the
story…
Let’s take a look at
make inferences as we study the
stories
Story #1:
Tommy and Sarah
Tommy and Sarah just got off the
school bus. Sarah said, “I smell
smoke.” Tommy pointed and yelled,
“Sarah, look at the smoke coming
out of that house!” In a moment
they both heard what sounded like
a fire engine siren.
the passage suggests:
A. house is on fire & someone reported it.
B. house is on fire & nobody reported it.
C. this was a fire drill.
Tommy and Sarah just got off the
school bus. Sarah said, “I smell
smoke.” Tommy pointed and yelled,
“Sarah, look at the smoke coming
out of that house!” In a moment
they both heard what sounded like
a fire engine siren.
Clues you use to make an inference:
Smoke  fire
Siren  someone called the fire dept.
Story #2:
You’re in Walmart
You’re at Walmart. As you’re walking
down the candy aisle, you notice a
little boy crying and pulling on his
mom’s skirt as she heads towards
the front of the store. The closer she
gets to the front of the store, the
louder the little boy screams.
Lots of things could be wrong with the
boy but you can infer that…
Story #3:
You’re at the doctors
office…
Pretend that you are at the doctor’s
office to get a shot. There’s that
same little boy from Walmart in
the office screaming his head off.
What inference can you make?
A. He is still angry about not getting candy
B. He has an ear ache
C. He is scared because he is there for a shot
D. He just cries a lot
You could be right. To be 100% sure we’ll
sometimes need more clues…
More clues:
The boy you saw at Walmart is in the
off just like in the candy aisle. His
mom is rocking him in her arms.
He keeps pulling at his right ear.
What inference can you make?
A. He is still angry about not getting candy
B. He has an ear ache
C. He is scared because he is there for a shot
D. He just cries a lot
Story #4:
Maria and the flag
Maria was on the flag squad at half-time during football
games. It was the first game that her grandparents
attended. Maria waved her flag while looking for her
family in the large crowd. Just as she spotted her
grandmother, her greatest fear came true. She lost
her grip on the flag, and it started to fall. Even
though she caught it quickly, Maria’s face became
and everyone were staring at her.
The passage suggests that Maria almost dropped her
flag partly because she-
A. was thinking about the football game
B. wasn’t strong enough
C. was looking for her family
D. was frightened by a loud noise
Maria was on the flag squad at half-time during football
games. It was the first game that her grandparents
attended. Maria waved her flag while looking for her
family in the large crowd. Just as she spotted her
grandmother, her greatest fear came true. She lost
her grip on the flag, and it started to fall. Even
though she caught it quickly, Maria’s face became
and everyone were staring at her.
The passage suggests that Maria almost dropped her
flag partly because she-
A. was thinking about the football game
B. wasn’t strong enough
C. was looking for her family
D. was frightened by a loud noise
Story #5:
The new band program
HELP OUR SCHOOL
Dole School is starting a new band program. We need
all kinds of instruments. They can be in any
condition. Sam’s music shop has volunteered to fix
any broken or damaged instruments. Please check
your closets and garage. You might have an old
instrument that is just taking up space. The new
band program will put it to go use. Thank you.

The passage suggests that musical instruments that
are “just taking up space” in closets and garages-
A. are heavy
B. can be useful
C. are new
D. can be harmful
Review: Inferences
When people talk, they don’t always say exactly
what they mean. The listener must figure out
what the speaker really means.
Inference in reading is when you need to use the
clues written in a story to draw a conclusion. In
other words, you need to be a “word detective.”
You will not always be right when you draw a
conclusion from a story, but the more you try,
the more skilled you will become.
Being a good reader and word detective is a good
thing!

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