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  • Explain to students that this activity involves making inferences, which they do regularly, maybe without even knowing it Explain that drawing conclusions about something is also making an inference: Making inferences is like a basic math problem: What you see (textual /visual evidence) + what you already know (prior knowledge) = your inference/conclusion—even a prediction! Another way of making an inference: “ It Says…I Say…And So” Process
  • Explain to students that this activity involves making inferences, which they do regularly, maybe without even knowing it Explain that drawing conclusions about something is also making an inference: Making inferences is like a basic math problem: What you see (textual /visual evidence) + what you already know (prior knowledge) = your inference/conclusion…even a prediction! Another way of making an inference: “ It Says…I Say…And So” Process
  • Imagine this bumper sticker on the back of a car— What can you infer about the car’s owner?
  • Here’s a picture of the car’s owner: What can you infer from this picture about the owner? Where do you think his car is parked?
  • Have students read the chapter excerpt on the screen while listening to the Chapter 1 audio file. After t
  • Have students read the chapter excerpt on the screen while listening to the Chapter 1 audio file. After t
  • Making inferences ppt lesson

    1. 1. Making InferencesApril 5, 2011 – TAKS Reading Blitz
    2. 2. How do you MAKE an INFERENCE?
    3. 3. How do you make inferences?• Take what you SEE – (textual/visual evidence)• Add it to what you ALREADY KNOW – (prior knowledge)• Making an INFERENCE includes… – Drawing a CONCLUSION/GENERALIZATION – Also—making a PREDICTION
    4. 4. Making Inferences Practice! For each image you see, use the INFERENCE PROCESS to make an inference…
    5. 5. (bumper sticker)Imagine this bumper sticker on the back of a car—What can you INFER about the car’s owner?
    6. 6. Imagine this bumper sticker on the back of the SAME car--What ELSE can you INFER about the car’s owner?
    7. 7. Imagine THIS bumper sticker, too—on the back of the SAME car…What ELSE can you INFER about the car’s owner?
    8. 8. Here’s a picture of the CAR’S OWNER:•What can you INFER about the owner from this picture?•WHERE do you think his car is PARKED?
    9. 9. Making Inferences with TEXT While reading the following chapter excerpt, use the INFERENCE PROCESS to make inferences about what you read…
    10. 10. a Make er v Bo ok Co E C IN FEREN ing! e ad be fore rLook at this book’s cover—and make some inferences:-What type of story do you think it is? (genre)-What might it be about? (plot)
    11. 11. Virus on Orbis 1 {The Softwire Series}Chapter 1 Excerpt:http://www.kobobooks.com/content/Chapter-1/sc-gL1Mb7rAoEei-1kWLe_0jg/pagAudio of Chapter 1: Scroll down to chapter linkshttp://comics.ign.com/articles/746/746949p1.htmlDirect link to Chapter 1 audio: http://comicsmovies.ign.com/comics/audio/softwire_chapter_1.mp3Teacher Note: See Lesson Instructions for where to stop audio/online chapter
    12. 12. Making Inferences about the TEXT:• How did your predictions (from the book cover) compare to what the book is about so far?• What do you think is going to happen next?
    13. 13. Making Inferences – TAKS Practice ON YOUR OWN: Use the Chapter 1 excerpt from Virus on Orbis 1 to help you answer questions 1-4.
    14. 14. 1 The reader can tell that Switzer thinks JT is—A dangerousB dishonestC stubbornD unsafe
    15. 15. 2 Which sentence from the selection best shows how JT feelsabout his sister Ketheria?F My sister, who was five years younger than me, was fiercelyindependent.G She was almost eight years old and had never spoken asingle word.H She smiled and squeezed my hand again.I I looked out for her because she was the only family I hadand we were the only siblings on the Renaissance.
    16. 16. 3 Based on information provided in the selection,the reader can conclude that the Rings of Orbis —A are a very welcoming and friendly placeB caused the death of all the adults on the shipC could be a potentially difficult place to liveD are planet rings inhabited by other humans
    17. 17. 4 In the future, Switzer and JT will probably—F become friends once the ship landsG have other conflicts with each otherH work together to deal with potential problems on OrbisI learn how to deal with their dislike of each other
    18. 18. Additional Cool Links!Book Trailer for Virus on Orbis 1:http://www.thesoftwire.com/readergetyourprize/doRings of Orbis Online Game:http://www.ringsoforbis.com/docs/preview/preview
    19. 19. Lesson Notes• This lesson was developed to be used by various content-area teachers during “blitz” sessions to prepare students for the TAKS reading test, 7-8 grades (April 2011)• Teachers who taught the lesson did not necessarily have any background in reading instruction• The lesson was developed by the campus library media specialist, Teresa Diaz• The book excerpts correlated with the upcoming author visit for May, 2011
    20. 20. Example of Cross-Curricular Support Lesson for Campus-Wide Test PreparationCreated by Teresa Diaz, Library Media Specialist Eisenhower MS – North East ISD San Antonio, TX tdiaz4@neisd.net

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