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INFERRING, TEXTUAL SUPPORT, THEME, AND AUTHOR’S PURPOSE
INFERRING AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO INFER Definition: To use clues from the text and your own knowledge on the topic to figure out what the author is trying to say Putting the pieces together Background Information and Clues from the Text Different ways to infer: 1.Connections + Clues 2.Schema + Clues 3.Mental Images + Clues
INFERENCE A good reader should be able to respond to the text by: Thinking of historical context Asking questions Looking at the facts in the text
TEXTUAL SUPPORT: EXPLICIT VS. IMPLICIT Explicit writing: When the text is fully and clearly explained Explicit messages are clear and can be found immediately. Implicit writing: unspoken, hidden, or inferred ideas from the text. It is the opposite of explicit. Implicit messages are more difficult to find and are less obvious in the text (inference is used here).
FINDING TEXTUAL EVIDENCE Strategies to find textual evidence: Take notes or do different activities Do research and add quotes Quotes from the story, not facts or statistics Use the quotes as evidence to support your writing MLA Citation for citing notes
WAYS TO CONNECT WITH TEXT Visualize Picture your text, make a connection through the visualization and use your five senses. Connect Connect with personal experiences, other things that relate to the topic, and facts or information that you already know React Describe how the text makes you feel Retell Summarize what you have read by putting it into your own words
THEME Definition: The lesson you should learn from the story; the author’s message. The theme is inferred, it’s not explicit. Themes are bigger than the story!
CHARACTERS’ ACTIONS AND MOTIVES Analyze different characters’ actions and motives to support your idea of the theme of the story. Think of what you can infer.
AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Why did the author write the story? To persuade Opinions, like/dislike To inform Data, graphs, research To entertain Jokes/humor, dialogue, figurative language To give historical reference Dates, timelines, old pictures