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  1. 1. Inferencing Hunting for Clues to Solve a Puzzle
  2. 2. What is Inferencing? <ul><li>Finding clues </li></ul><ul><li>Putting them together </li></ul><ul><li>Solving the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Like a jigsaw puzzle </li></ul>
  3. 3. Here are some Synonyms <ul><li>deduce </li></ul><ul><li>figure out </li></ul><ul><li>guess </li></ul><ul><li>interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>read between the lines </li></ul><ul><li>understand </li></ul><ul><li>reason </li></ul><ul><li>drawing conclusions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Daily Inferencing <ul><li>Jigsaw puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Answering Riddles </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving (backtracking) </li></ul><ul><li>Answering questions </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Math word problems </li></ul><ul><li>Conversing with people </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finding Clues <ul><li>What Should We Look For? </li></ul><ul><li>PLACES </li></ul><ul><li>TIME </li></ul><ul><li>COLORS </li></ul><ul><li>TEXTURES </li></ul><ul><li>BODY LANGUAGE </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SITUATIONS OR CONTEXT </li></ul>
  6. 6. Visual Clues <ul><li>What clues do you see? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we know about the product? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we know about the company? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we know about the person who drank the drink? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Situational Clues <ul><li>What do we know about this picture? </li></ul><ul><li>What clues do you see? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we infer from the clues? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Location Clues <ul><li>What do we know about the event in the photo? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the mood of the event? </li></ul><ul><li>What other activities may be occurring at the same time or later? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Word Clues <ul><li>It’s clear </li></ul><ul><li>It’s round </li></ul><ul><li>It’s made of glass, metal and plastic </li></ul><ul><li>It has a handle </li></ul><ul><li>It makes things look bigger </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Body Language Clues Are they having the same conversation? How do you know?
  11. 11. Let’s Practice <ul><li>What clues do you notice? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the people in the commercial and what do they represent? </li></ul><ul><li>What emotions are you seeing from the people in the commercial? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we infer from this commercial? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Putting the Clues Together <ul><li>When we infer meaning we put together clues like a jigsaw puzzle. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: Look at our clues! </li></ul><ul><li>The Captain traveled down the rough muddy road in his Jeep . </li></ul><ul><li>What clues are presented ? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we infer about The Captain? </li></ul>
  13. 13. You be the Detective <ul><li>You will be receiving 5 sets of clues in just a few minutes. Follow the clues to see if you can infer the answers. You will find the clues on your computers in the jigsaw puzzle program. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Let’s Practice Some More! <ul><li>What word clues can you find to help you solve this puzzle? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the word clues to see if you can guess who the mystery person is. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Let’s Solve a Mystery <ul><li>On your computers go to the following web site: </li></ul><ul><li>Read the story and let’s discuss the clues you found before you solve the mystery </li></ul>
  16. 16. Let’s Recap... <ul><li>Inferencing means: </li></ul><ul><li>Finding clues </li></ul><ul><li>Putting them together </li></ul><ul><li>Solving the problem </li></ul><ul><li>It is just like a jigsaw puzzle. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Instructions for our Project <ul><li>Choose a picture from our database that shows the end of a possible story. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a short story that tells what led up to this ending. </li></ul><ul><li>Present your story to the class. </li></ul>