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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions with poems by Shel Silverstein

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Transcript of Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions with poems by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends...
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
with poems by Shel Silverstein
Good readers

make inferences while they read. That is, they take what they know and have learned from a text and draw conclusions about ideas in a text that are not directly stated.

Like solving a puzzle or a riddle
,
our minds search for clues, connections, and information it can

use to clarify

what is happening in a text!
Reading is thinking!

Texts we read provide clues for understanding which help us to make inferences and draw conclusions about the character traits, motives, plot development, and authors' purpose.
Review:
Messy Room

by Shel Silverstein
Now I will try finding 2 text clues and making 2 inferences to draw conclusions about whose room this is!
Whose room is this?

We know from the text that he is definitely familiar with the room.
I know that you must know someone well to be in his or her home and see their mess!
[What I know from my brain.’]
Putting these two ideas together makes me
infer
that it might be his sibling’s room or a very close friend...or could it be someone else??


Inferring is not guessing!
Inferring uses exact clues from the text and background knowledge to come up with an idea that is not written down in the text...
Using my graphic organizer I fill out the clues ...
He is definitely familiar
with the messes in the room.
It must be someone he knows well to be in his or her home.
The author knows this person well.
Some one says the room is his...he says it looks familiar.
It could be the author's room or a messy room like his.
This messy room may belong to the author!
Now lets try one together!
Watch and listen to the poem " The Toy Eater" and get ready to record data on your graphic organizer about the author's purpose in writing this...






Let's fill out our graphic organizer and at least 2 context clues and at 2 inferences from the text!




You don't have to pick up your toys, okay?
It is a question not a statement about it being ok...
The Terrible Toy Eating Tookle will eat all the toys
The toys will be destroyed if they are left out for the monster.
Maybe it isn't ok to leave out the toys because there will be consequences.
Maybe the author wants to scare the reader into picking up their toys.
"The Toy Eater": Author's Purpose
"Messy Room": Character Traits
Now it's your turn!
Log on to the Shel Silverstein website and and try 2 more on your own!

http://www.shelsilverstein.com/books/#animations

Be ready to tell how you came up with your inferences!





Rubric
This is a graded assignment!
Make sure you include all of these important items on your graphic organizer organizers.
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