What is an author's perspective?
What is another word for narrative?
Write down three literary terms and define them.
How would you define inference?
Inference is the process of drawing conclusions from evidence. It is based on observations and facts, not opinion. It helps us to make decisions and solve problems.
Inference: Drawing Conclusions from Evidence
What is an inference?
- A conclusion based on evidence and reasoning
- A guess with no evidence
- An opinion that is not supported by facts
What can we use to make inferences?
- Evidence, background knowledge, and reasoning
- Guesses and assumptions
- Opinions from others
Which of the following statements is an inference?
- The sky is blue.
- It rained yesterday.
- The ground is wet, so it must have rained recently.
Brain break: Draw a banana crossing the road using the pedestrian lane
Inference is the process of drawing conclusions from evidence and reasoning. It is a form of logical thinking that helps people make assumptions and predictions.
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Crack! Thunder struck and rain poured. Max stared out the window, trying to contain his emotions that raged like the weather. He was beginning to lose it. Dropping the kite from his hand, Max full on sobbed. His mother comforted him, "We'll find something else to do." She began to unpack the picnic basket that she held and offered him a sandwich. Outside thunder crashed. Boom!
Draw what you imagine the first half of the story looked like.
Which best explains why Max is upset?
- He hates sandwiches.
- He is afraid of thunder.
- The T.V isn't working.
- The weather ruined his plans.
What can we infer Max's mom planned to do?
- Cook lunch
- Fly her own kite
- Leave for work
- Go on a picnic
"Tommy!" Mom called. "Tommy," she continued shouting. "I sure could use some help with these groceries." There was still no reply. Then she noticed shattered glass from the kitchen window. The shards were scattered in the living room and a baseball was not far from there. "You're grounded forever, Tommy! " Mom yelled to herself. She now realized that Tommy's shoes were gone.
Which most likely explains why Tommy left?
- He went to buy a new window.
- He feared his mom's reaction.
- Tommy was kidnapped.
- He has no idea what happened to the window
Which most likely explains what happened to the window?
- A burglar broke in.
- Mom broke the window with the bags.
- Tommy broke the window with his shoes
- Tommy broke the window with a baseball
What is something you learned about inferences today?
Draw a slug with sneakers and a top hat!