Making an inference is also known as reading between the lines. The reader must put together the information the author provides and the information that the reader already knows to come up with the answer.
the text + previous knowledge = inference
The links below are to lessons that I have created for developing inferencing skills.
The links below are to sites that further explain inferences and/or provide sample questions or activities.
I highly recommend using logic problems to help students develop skills in making inferences. The links below will take you to a few of the logic problem sites that are available.
This site last updated 14 November 2007.
External links last verified 2 September 2007.
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