NELA S12: Learning to Make Inferences

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NELA S12: Learning to Make Inferences

  1. 1. LEARNING TO MAKE INFERENCESCarl YoungNC State UniversityNELA Literacy WorkshopThursday, February 8, 2011
  2. 2. Inference? What does it meanto make an inference?The ability to connect what is in thetext with what is in the mind tocreate an educated guess. Combining prior knowledge and text analysis / context clues to make an educated guess.
  3. 3. Let’s see how good you areat making inferences…He put down $10.00 at the window. The woman behind the window gave $4.00. The person next to him gave him $3.00, but he gave it back to her. So, when they went inside, she bought him a large bag of popcorn.
  4. 4. How did we do?
  5. 5. So, what do skilled readers dowhen making inferences…
  6. 6. Comments teachers can make tohelp students learn how to makecertain types of inferences…
  7. 7. Additional Texts to Analyzefor Making Inferences
  8. 8. Additional Texts to Analyzefor Making Inferences
  9. 9. Additional Texts to Analyzefor Making Inferences A short story told in a series of 45 checks.
  10. 10. Additional Texts to Analyzefor Making Inferences

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