Making inferences

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Making inferences

  1. 1. Name : ____________________ ( ) Class : _____ Date : _________
  2. 2. Authors don’t always tell every detail orgive every bit of information in nonfiction orin fiction stories.
  3. 3. Readers make inferences to supply information that authors leave out.
  4. 4. When you make an inference, you add what you already know to what an authorhas told you.
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. What the authorsaid + what I know = my inference The weather had been scorching forweeks. Summer is the hottest time of the year. It is summer.
  7. 7. What the authorsaid + what I know = my inference Al took out a pitcherof cold lemonade. You keep things cold in a refridger- ator. Al took the lemonade out of the refridger- ator.
  8. 8. What the authorsaid + what I know = my inference He got a glass out of the cupboard. People get out glasses when they want to drink something . Al wanted to drinka glass of lemonade.

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