Teaching readers how to extract subtle information and deduce hidden meaning from texts.
1. Making Inferences Readers must use clues in the story and use what information they Know to discover what is NOT directly Told to us in the text.
2. Making Inferences Clues = What I —s- What I the text
3. Making Inferences Sam's Favorite movie was playing at The movies. His mom took him and his Friend To see it. As they were walking to the theater Sam turned To his mom and said, “When you get it can you put extra salt and butter on it? Thanks Mom!” What was his mom getting For him? How do you know?
4. Making Inferences The air was warm and Fresh. IT smelled like salt. The sand was soft beneath their Feet and the waves crashed on their legs. They could see a whale surface the water. At the end of the day they watched the sun set over the horizon. Where are they at? How do O you know?
5. Making Inferences The crowd cheered as the man cracked the whip so the lion would jump thru the flaming hoop. Then they all laughed as they watched Five clowns climb out of the tiny car. It was the greatest show. Where are the people at? How do you know this?