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### Making inferences

1. 1. •Making Inferences(starring Garfield and Calvin & Hobbes)
2. 2. Text
3. 3. •What is an inference?
4. 4. • gathering clues and reading between thelines• reaching conclusions on the basis ofevidence and reasoning• Using what I know
5. 5. You make a reference when you use clues from the text and your ownknowledge to make a guess about something.CLUES from the text + WHAT I KNOW = INFERENCEPROCESS
6. 6. Now try some on your own to practice the skillof making inferences:• As you read the comics, try explaining why it’s funny tothe person sitting next to you. In order to explain,you’ll need use clues from the text and tell whatinformation isn’t directly there with your ownknowledge. This is inferring.• Sometimes you may not “get it”. That’s the missinginformation that’s keeping you from inferring.
7. 7. 1Making an inference means knowingwhat a “screen saver” is.
8. 8. Making an inference means knowingwhy Jon would need his receipt.
9. 9. Making an inference means knowing what“draw the line” means in this context. It is an idiom.
10. 10. Making an inference means knowing what the word delusionalmeans.
11. 11. You can apply your inferencingskills to the STAAR test!
12. 12. STAAR TEST• An inferencing question would look like this:Which sentence shows that Lady BirdJohnson tried to inspire others to beautifythe land?This is an inference question because it is askingfor the reader to use clues from the text +background knowledge to find the answer.
13. 13. LOOK AT THE QUESTION:Which sentence shows that Lady Bird Johnson tried to inspire others tobeautify the land?You need to know what the word inspire means (that’s your background knowledge). Whatdoes it mean?You also need to know what the word beautify means (background knowledge). What does itmean?
14. 14. LOOK AT THE ANSWERS:A Lady Bird attended one such ceremony in 1964, when she spoke atthe opening of the Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah.B Lady Bird visited many areas of the American West.C She even gave awards to highway districts that place native plantsalong their highways.D Lady Bird also helped create hiking and biking trails in an area ofAustin called Town Lake.
15. 15. ANSWERA Lady Bird attended one such ceremony in 1964, when she spoke at theopening of the Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah.B Lady Bird visited many areas of the American West.C She even gave awards to highway districts that place native plants alongtheir highways.D Lady Bird also helped create hiking and biking trails in an area of AustincalledTown Lake.The answer is C because this is the only sentence thatshows how Lady Bird inspired others to beautify the land(awards-native plants)