6What the author said + What I know = My inference The weather had been scorching for weeks.Summer is the hottest time of the year.It is summer.
7What 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.
8What the author said + What I know = My inference People get out glasses when they want to drink something.Al wanted to drink a glass of lemonade.He got a glass out of the cupboard.
9How Do Great Readers Make Inferences? Word/text cluesPicture cluesDefine unknown wordsLook for emotion (feeling words)Use what they already know (background knowledge)Look for explanations for eventsASK themselves questions!
10What Can You Infer? Game Time! Game Time!Let’s play a game to find out how good we are at making inferences:What Can You Infer?
11Authors vs. Readers Authors Imply, Readers Infer Authors make implications that readers have to inferGreat Readers are who are always looking out for clues to help them better understand stories and pictures.