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Making Inferences

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Heather Kalland

on 17 September 2012

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Transcript of Making Inferences

Inference Reading Strategy Inference vs. Prediction Draw conclusions based on evidence
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.
Good Example
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.
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