Take a look at this ad. What is it about?
What elements did you use to create hipothesis about this text?
Now, observe this comic strip:
What are common characteristics of a comic strip?
Activating inference can help you become a better reader. Inference is sometimes referred to as 'reading between the lines'. Activating inference can help you understand a text more quickly.
Inference: The process of drawing conclusions based on evidence and reasoning. Prediction: An educated guess about what might happen next in a text or about its meaning, based on previous experiences.
Inference and prediction
Graphic elements: words in bold, images, illustrations...; Cognate words; Previous knowledge; Prediction and inference.
What do you think is the best reading strategy to activate inference?
- Visualizing what is being read
- Making predictions or asking questions
- Connecting to prior knowledge or experiences
- Using context clues