Making Inferences

Inferring is the action of combining background knowledge with information from the text to predict, conclude, make judgements, and interpret. Making inferences is required when part of the knowledge necessary to understand a passage is found in the text but some is not.

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ACTIVITY: What are these pictures telling you?

Use the links below, along with the questions on each button to aid in an activity exploring how to make inferences and what they tell you. Take the activity further and use the worksheet (click on the button labeled "Inference Worksheet" below) to explicitly differentiate and label what the picture shows and what it infers.

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Allyssa Massarelli / Literacy Strategies/ December 2013