Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mad Scientists Inferences!

I hope you all had an awesome NYE last night!  I know mine was!  I wanted to get this activity up and running before the BIG TPT SALE which starts at midnight tonight.  I am so excited about this one and I hope you are too.  Head over to my TPT store to add this to your wishlist for the BIG SALE!  Here it is....


How to Infer poster/Information page; Inference Graphic Organizers with instructions; Game board; 32 cards: Cause/Effect Inferences; 48 cards: Social scenarios with inference questions; and 8 “toxic” cards.

 I have given you THREE different ways to PLAY this activity:

Option 1:  Students take turns choosing and reading cards to each other. For younger students, the SLP will read the chosen cards. If they make an appropriate inference, they roll a dice (any dice will do!) and move the appropriate number of spaces.  If a toxic card is chosen, students lose a turn.  The first student to the mad scientist is the winner. Option 2: The SLP reads the card to the entire group.  Students use the included graphic organizers to write down clues, questions, and guesses.  After each card, students can take turns rolling a dice and moving on the board. Option 3:  Students take turns choosing cards.  Once an appropriate inference is made, the student keeps that card.  Watch out for the toxic cards!  If one is chosen, all cards must go back!

I hope you all enjoy this activity!!!  Don't forget to head over to my TPT to add this one to your wishlist!! Thanks again!


  1. Very cute!! I like both types of materials! I like theme related like holidays and season, but I also like some that I can use year round. I really like books themes. One I haven't seen a packet for is "Don't Let the Pigeon...." My students love those books and it would be great if I could get a speech/language packet to go with it.

  2. I would have to agree with Beverly - I really do like both - generic and holiday/seasonal activities! I am probably pretty good to go on Winter-themed activities (or maybe I'm just ready for warmer weather!). Book units are always great. I like the oldie goldies by Shirley Neitzel, great for kids with apraxia. Great work you've been doing with your site!!

  3. Love these activities! The game board is so clever!


  4. Praying to win this one!! I love working on inferences!!! Heidi.nowitzke@live.com

  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your materials with us :)

  6. Always looking for inferences materials! This looks like a fun one! Thanks!

  7. I am always looking for new ways to work on inferencing! I love the formula used to help them solve it! ldemas25@gmail.com

  8. Looks great to work on those difficult inferencing skills!

  9. i think I would rather see more year-round activities because I am frugal. However, I must admit it is the seasonal activities that seem to catch my eye because all my regular "speech store" materials are year-round.