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Transcript of English Report
Inference is just a big word that means a conclusion or judgment.
Inference: Why is this man on the floor? What makes you think so?
An inference is a conclusion you reach by applying logic to the evidence you are given.
Inferring—making inferences—is often described as making a logical guess or "reading between the lines."
Readers make inferences when they are able to
take their own experiences
combine them with information they gather from what they read.
The result is that they
create new meaning or draw a conclusion
that isn't explicitly stated in the reading
Inference: How is this girl feeling?
What makes you think so?
DO's AND DON'TS
•Be sure your know what inference is (and what it isn't)
Inference is using facts, observations, and logic or reasoning to come to an assumption or conclusion.
• Read short sections at a time
Read on to find out if you were right or close in your inference
•Adjust your Inference
Making inferences while reading is a
strategy that will help you learn,
remember,and apply what you have read.
You Make an Inference when you use CLUES
from the story or text to figure out
something that the author doesn’t tell you
you go beyond the surface details to see other meanings that the details
suggest or imply .
Read this story about Marnie Palapar and her friend Juztin Badillo, and Answer the given questions below.
Marnie Palapar called Juztin Badillo Tuesday afternoon and invited him to come to his house after dinner to watch a movie. It had been a long, boring day, and Juztin Badillo was excited to have something to do. After dinner, he hopped on his bike and pedaled over to Marnie’s house. The house was dark, and when he rang the bell, there was no answer Juztin turned around, hopped back on his bike, and rode home.
Look for details that reveal important aspects of setting, plot and character. Use common sense and prior knowledge to make connections.
Analyze a character's actions and words to determine his or her values.
Pay attention to how the narrator or characters make inferences.
Determine what motivates a character, what are his values, and predict what his next action will be.
Use character history to predict character future.
Analyze your thought process and determine whether or not you are using faulty logic or jumping to conclusions.
Strategies for Making Predictions
Be ready for surprises. If the plot went exactly as expected, it probably wouldn't be very interesting.
Clarify and adapt your predictions as you read.
1.What had Juztin Badillo concluded?
2.What clues in the story helped you to make this?