How to infer or make an inference when reading (Reading Comprehension Strategy)
Published at : 12 Dec 2020
Making an inference is more than just reading between the lines. There are certain things we can do to make a solid inference as we read. Teachers, use this reading strategy lesson plan with your class to support your face-to-face learning or distance learning.
Pro tip #1 Figure out what the text is really saying even though it doesn't come out and say it like this. Remember that evidence from the text + your own thinking = an inference.
Pro tip #2 Your inference cannot be directly in the text. It has to be something new that you figured out based on the text - so something implied by the text.
Pro tip #3 Use the strategy Somebody Wanted But So to help you say something about the text.
Pro tip #4 Use this strategy, It says I say And so to figure out something new.