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Authors dont always tell every detail or give every piece of information in fictional stories or nonfiction text. Make Inference: What authors do.

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2 Authors dont always tell every detail or give every piece of information in fictional stories or nonfiction text. Make Inference: What authors do

3 Readers make inferences to supply information that authors leave out. Make Inference: What readers do

4 When you make an inference, you add what you already know to what an author has told you. Inference Equation Text Clues + Background Knowledge = Inference

5 Examples

6 The weather had been scorching for weeks. Summer is the hottest time of the year. It is summer. What the author said + What I know = My inference

7 What the author said + What I know = My inference Al took out a pitcher of cold lemonade. You keep things cold in a refrigerator. Al took the lemonade out of the refrigerator.

8 He got a glass out of the cupboard. People get out glasses when they want to drink something. Al wanted to drink a glass of lemonade. What the author said + What I know = My inference

9 How Do Great Readers Make Inferences? Great Readers: 1.Word/text clues 2.Picture clues 3.Define unknown words 4.Look for emotion (feeling words) 5.Use what they already know (background knowledge) 6.Look for explanations for events 7.ASK themselves questions!

10 Game Time! Lets play a game to find out how good we are at making inferences: What Can You Infer?

11 Authors vs. Readers Authors Imply, Readers Infer Authors make implications that readers have to infer Great Readers are who are always looking out for clues to help them better understand stories and pictures.


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