Skill: Making Inferences
The ability to connect what is in the text with what is in the mind to create an educated guess
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Text-based inference & Knowledge-based inferences
("external text) & ("internal text)


Note: The chart below displays the 13 types of Inferences skilled readers make

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Examples:
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These examples came from Donald J. Sobol's book, Two Minute Mysteries. This book contains short text, which can be read within 2 minutes, that offers opportunities to make inferences.

Below is a graphic organizer for conducting character analysis




Understanding Characters
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Dialogue
What does the character say?
How does the character speak?
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Appearance
How does the character look?
How does the character dress?
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Thoughts
What are the character’s thoughts?
What is revealed through the character feeling?
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Actions
What does the character do?
How does the character respond to others?
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Lara Harris, Title I Instructional Coach, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools