Social Inferences
Social Inferencing
Social Inferencing
100

You overhear some students saying they are going to surprise your friend by decorating her locker for her birthday.  Your friend sees them pointing at her and looks down while puting her head in her hands to cover her face.   How does your friend feel?  What should you do?  

Friend is feeling sad because she looks down and  covers her face 

Tell your friend they weren't being mean but don't ruin the surprise

100

Jimmy made a joke in the middle of class in response to something the teacher said. Everybody's eyebrows were raised. The room went silent.

Make an inference.

He said something inappropriate/annoying

100

Rhonda was working hard on her project in the library when a group of kids came in.  They were working on a group project.  They were talking and watching videos.  Rhonda made a face, packed up her things and left the library.  Why? 

The kids were being too loud

200

You are in the kitchen with dad when he drops a glass of juice and it breaks on the floor.  You carefully walk over the juice and broken glass when you leave the kitchen.  How does dad feel? 

Disappointed that you didn't stay to help him clean up the mess

200

If someone's face is red, sweaty, and they are biting their nails...they might be feeling ______.


Nervous, anxious, etc.

200

Abbey was having dinner at a friend's house.  As everyone passed around the food, Abbey didn't take any chicken or ham, but she had some carrots and salad.  What can you infer about Abbey? 

Abbey is a vegetarian

300

Mike was wishing he could be invisible.  Why did his mom make him play in this piano recital anyway?  How is Mike feeling? 

Nervous

300

Emma was waiting in line at target to cash out. Someone who she didn't know was standing too close to her. Emma began to sweat. She stepped forward a bit in line and let out a sigh of relief.

Make an inference.

She was uncomfortable

300

After grocery shopping, Mrs. Lee was pushing her heavy cart to her car.  As she begain loading all the groceries, Joe walked over.  Mrs. Lee smiled a sigh of relief.  When her car was loaded, she thanked him and drove off.  

How did Mrs. Lee feel?  What did Joe do?  

Mrs. Lee was happy to see Joe because she smiled a sigh of relief.  Joe helped her load her car. 

400

Your friend just beat you in a game.  He is jumping up and down and screaming and yelling, "I won, I won, I won!"  How does that make you feel? 

Sad; embarrassed; mad

400

Cindy told Felicia that her new outfit was really weird looking and that she should probably return it to the store. Felicia didn't answer.

Make an inference.

Embarrassed, hurt, etc. 

400

Terry and his friends usually get together to play basketball at the park every Saturday morning.  Today everyone got there on time, but they couldn't play?  Why? 

The court was already taken; someone forgot to bring the basketball; the park was closed for repairs; the basketball hoop was broken

500

Emily and Samantha talked about Tammy's party all day long at school.  They talked about what to wear, what they would do, what they bought for presents.  Lexi wasn't invited to the party.  How did that make her feel.  

Disappointed, left out

500

Sandra told the group exactly what each person was going to do for the project and wouldn't let anyone share their ideas. She told everyone that her ideas would get them an A. 

Make an inference.

Everyone probably felt frustrated, etc.

500

Henry was waiting in line in the cafeteria chatting with Sam, the person in line in front of him.  Bob walked over and began talking to Sam.  Then Bob decided to stay in line with Sam. Henry looked down at his feet.  How did this make Henry feel? How do you know?

Upset that Sam quit talking to him to chat with Bob; upset that Bob cut in line

Henry looked down at his feet

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