Inferences are our superpower
Making inferences is what makes a good reader a great reader. How do you think about what you are reading while you are reading? It is such a weird thing to think about. The more we become aware of how to ‘read between the lines’, the more we will comprehend and connect to.
Reading turns gears in our brains. It starts to make inferences by:
By making an inference you go beyond the authors words to understand what is not said in the text.
Connect the EVIDENCE sentence with the accompanying BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE sentence and the associated INFERENCE sentence from the chart below to make 3 mini paragraphs in the text boxes below:
Read the short text below and answer the following text boxes:
Ready like Spaghetti and MEATBALLS!!!!!!!!!!
I was making delicious meatballs last night and my mathematic voices screamed teachable moment. Below we have a picture of a number of meatballs and a pot about 2/3 full of sauce. Do you think all of the meatballs will fit?
I kept adding meatballs until the pot overflowed. Here is my progress after a couple of minutes:
See you all soon!