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Transcript of Making Inferences
Making a LOGICAL guess based on what we know from the story
Use clues from the story to guess what will happen next.
Make judgments based on details found in the story AND personal experiences
What can you
from this information?
Image by Tom Mooring
What to keep in mind:
Think about what you know about the main character. How might he/she respond to different situations?
What to think about:
All available information from the story
Sally arrives at home at 4:30 and knows that her mother does not get off of work until 5. Sally also sees that the lights are off in their house.
What can Sally infer?
Her mother is not yet home.
Predicting helps you get more involved in the story and keeps you reading.
A character has a diaper in her hand, spit-up on her shirt, and a bottle warming on the counter.
can you make based on the details provided?
After a stressful week as a trial attorney, Mr. Jenkins likes to meditate for a few hours every Saturday morning. Unfortunately, he lives next door to a large, empty field where the neighborhood kids like to play baseball on Saturdays. On this Saturday morning, Mr. Jenkins settled down in his sunroom in front of the tall windows for his usual meditation practice. Outside, he could hear the kids gathering. He took some deep breaths, with which he tried to release his irritation. He closed his eyes. Outside, the game was beginning. Just as Mr. Jenkins began to experience real relaxation, he was startled by the sharp crack of a bat hitting a ball. A moment later. . .
can be drawn from the information?
Mary went downstairs. There was an aroma in the air. The table was set with warm blueberry muffins, freshly squeezed orange juice, and brewed coffee. A note was left on the table. It said, "Dear Mary, Have a great day. Good Luck at your new job. Love, Dan" Next to the note there was a wrapped present with a bow on top.
Look for clues in the story that give you an idea of what might happen.
Decide if the past experience and/or information is applicable.
Your past experiences or knowledge to see if there is a connection with the present situation or information