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Transcript of Making Inferences
Read between the lines
Figure out more than what the words reveal What is an Inference? What is the difference between an inference and a prediction? An inference is in the past or the present
A prediction is in the future S: Story Clues
K: Background Knowledge
I: Make an Inference Inference Components I can infer I know The Story says This proves List 5 things you know about this person based on their checkbook register. (A checkbook register is where you list checks you've written.) Checkbook Register Leave the S and I part blank. (for now) I know __________________
Ex. I know someone who shops at Aldi doesn't like to spend a lot of money on groceries. Each K (knowledge) section should be written the following way: Use Information direction from the text
Should be written this way:
The check book register says______________
Ex. The checkbook register says that this person shops at Aldi. S: Story Clues Use your story clues and background knowledge to make 5 inferences about the owner of the checkbook.
Each should be written this way:
I can infer ______________________.
Ex. I can infer that if someone shops at Aldi doesn't like to spend a lot of money on groceries. I: Inference Knowledge Bad Example:
S: The book said something about aliens.
K: I know I like books about aliens.
I: I can infer that everyone will like this book because it is about aliens.
S: “You should have felt how hot Jaime’s head was! He was shivering while he slept.”
K: I know that my head feels hot whenever I have a fever. I also know that when I’m sick with a fever I shiver because I feel cold.
I: I can infer that Jaime is sick with a fever.