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Inferences and Conclusions

Making inferences and drawing conclusions

Sonja Kassube

on 19 September 2013

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Transcript of Inferences and Conclusions

What inferences did you make with this video?
details from the text that help you figure out what the author means
The girl paced back and forth. She kept looking at her watch impatiently.
So, check this out...

What does it mean to make an inference?
prior knowledge (what you already know about life, a book, or an author)
It means to make an educated guess based on evidence.
You need to read "between the lines"
Be able to see the big picture
1. Have a reason for your choice.
2. Defend your choice with information in the passage.
3. Draw a conclusion
4. Learn to see what's important
5. Look beyond what you observe
"She said she was happy to go to the party but didn't seem concerned when it was cancelled."
Be a text detective!
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