Inferences

Hmmmm??
What is an inference anyway?
To infer is to take a critical look at what you are
reading and make an assumption based on your
own experiences.
When do we use inferencing?
While we are reading,
we are picturing the
story and asking
ourselves questions
about the story.
We find clues in the text and can
make judgments, to answer these
questions, based on what we know
from our experiences.
Take a look at this cartoon:
First let’s
consider Lucy.

What do we
see?
By reading the
picture, we can
see how the
author drew her.
What do
we know?
We know that
when people
look like
that, they are
usually angry.
We can infer that Lucy is

Angry.
What do we
read?
We read that
Lucy sighs and
then says “Youth
never listens.”
What do we know?
We know that
Lucy is a “youth”.
We also know that
when someone
says that someone
else “never
listens,” It...
Because Lucy wouldn’t want to
insult herself, we can infer that
Lucy thinks she is more

Mature
than Linus and Snoopy.
What can you infer from this picture?
Right…
We can infer that these girls are
friends because they are smiling
and walking together.
Yes…
We can also infer that they are
shopping because they are in a
mall and are carrying bags.
What can we infer from this passage?

She stumbled down the road, not sure what
made her car veer like that. The water was...
Can you infer what just happened
to the woman?

Can you infer the setting?
Good! Now you know!
Good readers visualize, question, and
make judgments about what they read.

Don’t fly blind, be a good...
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Inferences and Inferring

  1. 1. Inferences Hmmmm??
  2. 2. What is an inference anyway?
  3. 3. To infer is to take a critical look at what you are reading and make an assumption based on your own experiences.
  4. 4. When do we use inferencing?
  5. 5. While we are reading, we are picturing the story and asking ourselves questions about the story.
  6. 6. We find clues in the text and can make judgments, to answer these questions, based on what we know from our experiences.
  7. 7. Take a look at this cartoon:
  8. 8. First let’s consider Lucy. What do we see? By reading the picture, we can see how the author drew her.
  9. 9. What do we know? We know that when people look like that, they are usually angry.
  10. 10. We can infer that Lucy is Angry.
  11. 11. What do we read? We read that Lucy sighs and then says “Youth never listens.”
  12. 12. What do we know? We know that Lucy is a “youth”. We also know that when someone says that someone else “never listens,” It’s an insult.
  13. 13. Because Lucy wouldn’t want to insult herself, we can infer that Lucy thinks she is more Mature than Linus and Snoopy.
  14. 14. What can you infer from this picture?
  15. 15. Right… We can infer that these girls are friends because they are smiling and walking together.
  16. 16. Yes… We can also infer that they are shopping because they are in a mall and are carrying bags.
  17. 17. What can we infer from this passage? She stumbled down the road, not sure what made her car veer like that. The water was running down her face and dripping off her hair. She suddenly saw the lights of another car. She was sure they would be able to help her.
  18. 18. Can you infer what just happened to the woman? Can you infer the setting?
  19. 19. Good! Now you know! Good readers visualize, question, and make judgments about what they read. Don’t fly blind, be a good reader!
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