Inference Activity - Making Inferences in Vague Social Media Posts Assignments

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Inference Activity - Making Inferences in Vague Social Media Posts Assignments is a creative activity designed to help your students improve their inferential thinking. Students will examine vague social media posts that require students to use their inference skills. Vaguebooking is a term used to describe an intentionally vague social media status update that prompts friends to ask questions. If you do not know what the post is about, you must infer its meaning by using your background knowledge! This fun activity will have students do just that by making inferences about possible meanings for each of the posts.

What's Included in These Social Media Inference Activities:

Teacher Instructions: The included teacher instructions will provide all the details you need to successfully implement these inference activities in your class so that your students can start successfully making inferences.

➡️ 20 Vague Social Media Posts: Students will examine these 20 intentionally vague social media posts (task card format) to make inferences about their meaning. The posts feature a variety of different topics that could be interpreted in multiple ways which will show students that background information can affect how a person makes inferences.

➡️ Vaguebook Response Assignments: Two assignment options are provided for students to provide two possible reasons why someone might write this as their status update. Their explanation should be detailed and use information from the post and their background knowledge. The first option is a half-page option where students only examine one status. The second option is a full-page option where students examine three social media posts.

How to Use These Social Media Inference Activities:

There are three ways you can use this inference activity:
  1. Individual: Provide students with vague status updates, have them pick three to analyze using the provided assignment, and then share their inferences with the class.
  2. Group: Divide the class into groups, assign each a vague status update, and let them collaborate on the half-page assignment. Groups then present their findings.
  3. Daily Activity: Choose one status update to examine each day for 20 days to get daily inferencing practice.

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