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Making Inferences


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Making Inferences

  1. 1. Inferences Hmmmm??
  2. 2. What is an inference anyway?
  3. 3. To infer is to take a critical look at what you arereading and make an assumption based on yourown 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 thesequestions, 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 wesee? By reading the picture, we can see how the author drew her.
  9. 9. What dowe know?We know thatwhen peoplelook likethat, they areusually 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 toinsult 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 arefriends because they are smiling and walking together.
  16. 16. Yes…We can also infer that they areshopping 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 wasrunning 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, andmake judgments about what they read. Don’t fly blind, be a good reader!