Reading skills inferring

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Reading skills inferring

  1. 1. What will you do if information you’re reading isn’t clearly stated?
  2. 2. Readers construct meaning But how to do ?
  3. 3. Think about …. <ul><li>What the writers take the words to mean </li></ul><ul><li>How they process sentence to find meaning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inferring = Using these clues to give you a deeper understanding of your reading
  5. 5. “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.”
  6. 6. “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.” Can you infer?
  7. 7. “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.” The inferred meaning sentence : The Senator was married & His wife is now dead.
  8. 8. “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.” <ul><li>The inferred meaning sentence : </li></ul><ul><li>* The Senator was married & His wife is now dead. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a Senator. </li></ul><ul><li>He owns a gun. </li></ul><ul><li>He is married. </li></ul><ul><li>His wife is dead. </li></ul><ul><li>That gun caused was dead. </li></ul><ul><li>The Senator admitted owning that gun. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ The Senator admitted owning the gun that killed his wife.” The original sentence : An admission of gun ownership
  10. 10. How does the writer imply us ? How do you draw conclusions ? <ul><li>General Sense: </li></ul><ul><li>Murderers are usually incarcerated for longer periods of time than robbers. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How does the writer imply us ? How do you draw conclusions ? <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Those who enjoy belonging to clubs, going to parties, and inviting friends often to their homes for dinner are gregarious. </li></ul>
  12. 12. How does the writer imply us ? How do you draw conclusions ? <ul><li>Antonyms and Contrasts: </li></ul><ul><li>Ben is fearless, but his brother is timorous . </li></ul>

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