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# Making inferences

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• 1. Making Inferences
• 2. Inference• Take what you know and make a guess!• Draw personal meaning from text (words) or pictures.• You use clues to come to your own conclusion.
• 3. Make an Inference!• What does this image tell me?
• 4. Question…• What did I already know that helped me make that inference?• Did I use picture or written clues?
• 5. Help Me Make an Inference!
• 6. More Questions…• Did you use words, graphs, or picture clues to help you make a guess about what that cartoon meant?
• 7. Try Again!• Can he draw morethan tigers?• Look up words youdon’t know!
• 8. Make 1 more Inference
• 9. How Do Good Readers Make Inferences?• They use:1. Word/text clues2. Picture clues3. Define unknown words4. Look for emotion (feelings)5. Use what they already know6. Look for explanations for events7. ASK themselves questions!
• 10. Make Another Inference• Miss White has recess duty. Jacob finds a frog, picks it up, and runs over to show it to Miss White. Miss White screams, jumps, and runs as fast as she can into the school.• What can you infer from this passage?• What are the “clues” in this passage?
• 11. Game Time!• Let’s play a game to find out how good we are at making inferences:What Can You Infer?
• 12. Authors vs. Readers• Authors Imply, Readers Infer.• Authors make implications that readers have to infer.• What do I mean by these statements?• Good Readers are Detectives who are always looking out for clues to help them better understand stories and pictures.