Inference Goal: Students will strengthen and reinforce previously learned strategies aiding in reading comprehension when specifically tasked to process written language and respond accordingly. Infer Note what you know Find the clues Explore any supporting details Return to the question Inference Inference: Drawing conclusions about a subject based on your store of information, experience, your knowledge of the creator’s background and biases, and your analysis. Consider this making the implicit explicit. What’s the best answer based on the information you already know? Note What You Know • Decide what is begin asked 2. Think about what info you already know about the question Find the Clues Begin looking for evidence to support your answer to the question. Sometimes, you will find clue words that will point you in the direction of the answer you’re looking for. Explore Any Supporting Details Once you have found sufficient clues to determine an answer, be sure to have enough evidence to prove your answer. Return to the Question You’ve done the following up to this point: 1. Drawn a conclusion about the question being asked of you, 2. Jotted down info that you already know about the subject of the question, 3. Found clues in the text that indicate a reasonable answer, and 4. Discovered additional details or evidence to help prove your answer. Now, it’s time to return back to the question to make sure you have answered it as closely and completely as possible. Practice Exercises Directions: Each item in this exercise describes a famous person. It's your job to infer the name of the person described. A small-town lawyer from Illinois, tall and lanky with an Adam's apple that could have gone down in the Guinness Book of Records had it existed in the nineteenth century. Nevertheless, he changed the face of American history, steering it through a civil war that left both sides bloody. Who knows what more he could have done had an assassin's bullet not cut him down. The person described is ____________________________ In drawing the correct inference, which piece of information is more useful: a. He had a big Adam's apple. b. b. He steered the nation through a civil war. Explain your answer. Practice Exercises Directions: Each item in this exercise describes a famous person. It's your job to infer the name of the person described. Glittering and shaking to the strains of "Proud Mary," this lady ruled the stage in the sixties, but Ike ruled the roost until she walked out the door. It took her almost a decade to get back on top but she still remains one of pop's great divas. Closing in on sixty, she can still belt out rock and roll with singers half her age, and "Simply the Best" just may qualify as her own personal theme song. The person described is _____________________________ In drawing the appropriate inference, which piece of information is more useful: a. She ruled the stage but Ike ruled the roost. b. b. She was a popular singer in the sixties. Explain your answer.
Pages to are hidden for
"Inference"Please download to view full document