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Learn the art of inferencing in Language Arts!

Jamie Dozier

on 18 June 2015

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Transcript of Inferencing

"It's hard to live in a studio apartment in San Jose with a man who's learning to play the violin." That's what she told the police when she handed over the empty revolver.
With the people at your table...
Answer these questions:
What do you think has happened?
Why did it happen?
What are the possible relationships between the violin player and the woman?
How does the story end?
What facts did the story actually give you?
Have you ever lived with someone learning a musical instrument?
Did you enjoy the experience?
THE FACTS of inferencing
Much of what we understand- whether when listening or reading- we understand indirectly, by inference.
A conclusion reached based on evidence and reasoning
Writers often only hint at what they mean, and mean much more than they say.
We do not simply read words; we read ideas, thoughts that spring from the relationships of various assertions.
We make inferences by coming to conclusions or educated guesses.
Look at what they tell you
Think about what you already know (prior knowledge)
What can you assume? What are they trying to tell you?
What if it was you? (We make inferences all the time, making something personal can you infer.)
a man ran after a departing bus, waving his briefcase frantically.
A woman walks into a hospital clutching her abdomen and chastizing her husband, who trails behind her carrying a large bag.
6.6 You will understand and make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support your understanding.
Fig 19 D You will make inferences about text and use text evidence to support understanding.
STAAR Questions:
could look like this>>>>
In paragraph ____ the reader can infer _____.
What conclusion can the reader draw?
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