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What is an inference An inference is something that you conclude based partly on evidence and partly on your own knowledge. When you make an inference, you read something, add what you know to it, and draw a conclusion. You put two and two together or read between the lines.
How to make an inference What I read + What I already know = What I infer A character has tears in his eyes. People with tears in their eyes often are sad. The character might be sad.
Everyday inferences You make inferences when you: Compare things Evaluate situations Make predictions These skills help you to choose friends, settle arguments, and make decisions.
Making inferences while reading After reading, you can picture a setting. In this case, you are reading the setting. You need to read between the lines and make inferences about what the text tells you. Usually, you can make inferences: About the feeling or mood of the moment About how characters feel or what they are like About something new that is about to happen in the plot
Example TextHow does this girl feel? The house stood at the top of the hill surrounded by twisted, bare trees. The girl shivered in the cold wind and brushed the wet snow from her boots. She remembered her nice, warm home in Florida with its sandy beaches and bright sunshine. Slowly, she walked toward her new home. What I read + What I already know = What I infer 1.The setting creates a dreary, sad, unwanted mood. 2.The girl thinks of her old home. 3.The girl walked slowly to her new home 1.Its hard to move to a new place. 2.When you move, you lose things you care about or are used to. 1. The girl does not like her new home and prefers her old home.
Practice making inferences Text What can you infer about the events in the text Fireworks lit the night in flashes of red, blue, green, and gold. Children ran across the green grass waving sparklers. Parents sat on blankets and drank icy drinks to cool off. Laughter could be heard across the field. What I readWhat I already know What I infer