# Drawing Inferences and Making Predictions by qga10106

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Predictions
How do you draw inferences?
Text + Background Knowledge= An Aha!
An inference is a personal
didn’t quite specifically write.
What’s the difference between drawing
inferences and predictions?

• Predicting and inferring are related, but our
predictions are confirmed or denied by the
end of the story. Inferences are usually
more open-ended and may not be resolved
when the story ends.
Let’s Practice making an
inference….
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
• Every Who Down in
Who-ville Liked
Christmas a lot…But
the Grinch, Who lived
just north of Who-
ville, did NOT!
Now, this is a surprise! Let’s infer a reason as
to why the Grinch did not like Christmas..
•   Text + Background
Knowledge=AHA!
•   Text- The text tells us that the Grinch
hated Christmas.
•   Background knowledge- perhaps his
head wasn’t screwed on just right, or
his shoes could have been too tight.
•   Aha- The author thinks that the most
likely reason is that his heart was two
sizes too small.
•   Mrs. Fuller’s guess is that the Grinch
hated Christmas because he was not
used to showing compassion towards
others. He took pleasure in taking
from others and making them sad.
Let’s make a prediction.
• Can the Grinch really
steal Christmas?
Let’s Check
• Every Who down in
Who-ville, the tall and
the small, was singing!
Without any presents
stopped Christmas
from coming! IT
CAME! Somehow or
other, it came just the
same!
Language for Drawing Inferences
or Making Predictions
•   “ I predict…”
•   “I think that…”
•   “My guess is…”
•   “That’s just what I thought…”
•   “Now this is a surprise…”
•   “My conclusion here is…”
Books that are
good for drawing inferences and
making predictions
The Other Side By: Jacqueline Woodson
An Angel for Solomon Singer By: Cynthia Rylant
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
By: Judith Viorst
The Paper Bag Princess By: Robert Munsch
Two Bad Ants By: Chris Van Allsburg

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