Authors don’t always tell every detail or give every bit of information in nonfiction or in fiction stories.
Readers make inferences to supply information that authors leave out. When you make an inference, you add what you already know to what an author has told you.
What the Text Says:My Background Knowledge: My Inference: 1.It was scorching hot outside all week. 2. My neighbor has a uhaul truck in front of his house 3. 1.It is hottest in the summer 2.Uhaul trucks are used for moving things 1.I think that it is summer. 2. EXAMPLE
What is an inference? An inference is an educated guess based on what you have read AND what you already know.
What I see in the Picture: My Background Knowledge: My Inference: Copy this Chart into Your Notebook
Use your chart to make inferences about what is happening in this picture.
What I see in the Picture: My Background Knowledge: My Inference: 1.The child is in a stroller. 2. 1.Strollers are used for children who cant walk. 1.I think that this child is unable to walk on her own. Finish filling in this Chart
Today we learned how to make inferences to think about what the author wants us to know about the characters. As you read, think about these same questions to make inferences about characters in books you read independently.