Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions Mrs

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Making Inferences and
Drawing Conclusions
Mrs. Davidovicz’s
2011 – 2012 Class
GPS: GPS: ELA3R3 The student uses a variety of
strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The
student
f. Makes judgments and inferences about setting,
characters, and events and supports them with evidence
from the text.
Making Inferences and
Drawing Conclusions
• Write down the Essential Question in your Reading
Notebook:
• EQ: How can I make an inference,
based on the information that I read?
• V: Making Inferences: adding the clues
from the text to what you already know to
make a guess about something
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Making Inferences and
Drawing Conclusions
• 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.
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Making Inferences and
Drawing Conclusions
• “Shoe Box” Game
• “What am I?” Game
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Making Inferences and
Drawing Conclusions
• Definition:
When you use the clues from the text and add them
to what you already know, you are making an
inference.
Background Knowledge (What I know)
+ Clues (What the author said)
__________________________
An Inference (a “smart guess”)
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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Read the following passage and then make an
inference.
• On Saturday, I helped my dad. I pushed the
cart and followed him all over the store.
Dad put many things in the cart. When we
were done, Dad paid for everything. He
gasped when he saw the total cost. But if
we didn’t come here, we wouldn’t have
anything to eat.
• Where are they? ____________________
• What clues did you use? ___________________
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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Read the following passage and then make an
inference.
• Sam is at the playground. The class is
playing a game with two teams. Each team
captain is picking people for their team.
Sam is the last person to be picked. He
won’t pick his head up to the other
students and kicks the dirt with his shoe.
• How is Sam feeling? ________________
• What clues did you use? __________________
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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Read the following passage and then make an
inference.
• Max creeps closer to the spooky old house.
Suddenly, he hears a loud “BANG!” Max
holds his breath. His heart beats faster.
Max tries to run away, but bumps into
something tall and hairy.
• How is Max feeling? ________________
• What clues did you use? ___________________
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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Read the following passage and then make an
inference.
• Dad called up to Connie’s room to tell her
that her meal was getting cold. There was
no answer from her bedroom. Mom went
up to her room and found her still
underneath the covers. Sunlight was
shining in through her shades.
• What time of day is it? ____________________
• What clues did you use? ___________________
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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Read the following passage and then make an
inference.
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Tommy and Sarah just got off the school bus. Sarah said, “I smell
smoke.” Tommy pointed and yelled, “Sarah, look at the smoke
coming out of that house!”
In a moment they both heard what sounded like a fire
engine siren.
___________________________________________________________________
The passage suggests that –
A.
The house is on fire, and someone called to report it.
B.
The house is on fire, and no one called to report it.
C.
Someone was burning leaves in the back yard.
D.
This was a fire drill.
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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Read the following passage and then make an
inference.
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Maria was on the flag squad that performed at half time during
football games. It was the first game that her grandparents and
uncle Luigi attended. Maria waved her flag while looking for her
family in the large crowd. Just as she spotted her grandmother,
her greatest fear came true. She lost her grip on the flag, and it
started to fall. Even though she caught it quickly, Maria’s face
became red. She felt as if she had made a horrible mistake and
everyone were staring at her.
___________________________________________________________________
The passage suggests that Maria almost dropped her flag partly
because she –
A was thinking about the football game
B wasn’t strong enough
C was looking for her family
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