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Intro to Inferences
Transcript of Intro to Inferences
Good Readers are like detectives. They fill-in what is not being said by using their schema and text clues.
- is your knowledge and what you already know about a topic. When you learn more about something you think about what you are already know and then you
the new information to your schema.
When you read a book and you make a connection (text to self/ text to world/text to text) you are connecting it to your schema.
How do you think this person is feeling?
How do you know?
How do you think these kids are feeling?
Write the emotion each face is representing
Look for Clues
We take what we know (clues) and make a guess
“To conclude or judge from evidence”
Synomyms: guess, speculate, imply, deduce, reason
Inferring is reading between the lines
"Good Readers are Like Detectives"
how does this make sense?
- details and facts in the text/book. These can be details about a character, a situation, an emotion etc. Text clues can be small details or significant events in the plot.
Sometimes, facts about characters or situations are implied rather than described. This is a particular situation in which inferencing while reading is required to understand the author's point.
Together, text clues and schema help you understand a text better by enabling you to connect to the text (text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world) and develop conclusions or inferences based on this understanding
Let's Give it a Try
Tia burst into tears as she looked at the aquarium. Her pet goldfish floated at the top.
How is she feeling? Can you connect?
Nick looked at the score on his spelling test. He knew his mother would be upset.
How is he feeling? Can you connect?
What Have We Learned?
When you make an inference, you add what you already know (SCHEMA); your prior knowledge and experiences, to what an author tells you in the text (TEXT CLUES); stated and implied facts.
Readers make inferences to better understand what is happening in a story.
Inferences: the Key to Understanding
Authors provide clues that they expect the readers to use to make their own conclusions
“Authors imply, readers infer.”
Inferences don’t appear out of nowhere
Activate your Prior Knowledge and make predictions
Make inferences and Draw conclusions
Think about how your point of view might affect your interpretation of the text