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Making Inferences

The National Reading Panel concludes that making inferences is central to reading comprehension.  When readers make inferences they interpret ideas not stated explicitly in the text and draw appropriate conclusions.  They go beyond what the author has written on the page.  Readers put together clues from the text and make evidence-based guesses about character motives, the plot, the problem, the solution, etc. 

What It Means to Infer

Tips for Helping Your Child Make Inferences


Websites on Making Inferences:

Online Inference Test

Math Literacy:  Making Inferences

Active Notes for Making Inferences - PDF

Inference: The Process

Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
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