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Making Inferences

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RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Making Inferences
Today's Objective:

Make inferences
from a text and
cite evidence
to support them
What can you infer?
Take a look at the comic. What inference(s) can you make? What is your evidence?

I infer...
My evidence is...
You make inferences all the time!
What inference(s) can you make?
What is your evidence?

I infer...
My evidence is...
Try another one
What does it mean to infer?
infer
(verb) -

being able to figure something out by

1) looking at the clues (the evidence)

and by

2) using your prior knowledge (what you already know)

Inference Equation
WHAT I READ
+
WHAT I KNOW
=
WHAT I INFER
I quickly packed my suitcase. I tossed in a change of clothes, a toothbrush, and a hairbrush. Glancing at my watch, I zipped the suitcase and walked to the front door. After I shut the window blinds, I pulled a heavy coat from the closet.
I infer...
My evidence is...
Which inference is supported by specific information in the passage?
The narrator has new luggage.
The narrator is going on a trip.
The narrator likes being outdoors in winter.
It is a cold day.
The furry animal sat on her master's lap, purring contently.




Oh no! He fumbled the ball on the first snap!


I infer... My evidence is...
I infer... My evidence is...
Think-Pair-Share
Ratatouille is a dish that has grown in popularity over the last few years. It features eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and garlic chopped, mixed, sautéed, and finally, cooked slowly over low heat. As the vegetables cook slowly, they make their own broth, which may be extended with a little tomato paste. The name ratatouille comes from the French word
touiller
, meaning to stir or mix together.

Which of the following is the correct order of steps for making ratatouille?
a) chop vegetables, add tomato paste, stir or mix together
b) mix the vegetables together, sauté them, and add tomato paste
c) cook the vegetables slowly, mix them together, add tomato paste
d) add tomato paste to extend the broth and cook slowly over low heat

Ratatouille can best be described as a
a) French pastry.
b) sauce to put over vegetables.
c) pasta dish extended with tomato paste.
d) vegetable stew.
Many animals hibernate during parts of the year, entering a state that is similar to a very deep sleep. But hibernation is more than simply a deep sleep. The animal's body temperature drops well below its normal range, the animal does not wake up for a long period of time, and its metabolism slows to the point that the animal does not need to eat or relieve itself during that period.

In order to prepare for hibernation, the animal must build up its body weight and increase its body fat. This is important, since the animal will be living off its own body fat during the months of hibernation. Of course, once the period of hibernation is over, the animal "wakes up" to find itself slim and trim once again!

How does an animal prepare for hibernation?
a) It exercises for two months.
b) It gradually increases its sleeping habits.
c) It grows extra fur.
d) It eats more food than usual.

This passage best supports the statement that
a) all animals hibernate to some degree.
b) food is scarce in the winter.
c) hibernation is very different from normal sleep.
d) bears hibernate every year.
WHAT I READ + WHAT I KNOW = WHAT I INFER
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