I know details and examples from text should be used as evidence to support inferences I make when reading the text. I can refer to explicit details from the text to explain and support my inference or conclusion.
Part 1: Vocabulary Words to Know
The word "explicit" means clear and fully expressed. If something is explicit, there is no question as to what it means, no hidden connotations and no room for misunderstanding. If a fact is explicit in a reading comprehension passage, it is stated outright. For example, if the first sentence of a story is "It was a dark and stormy night," that is an explicit fact. There is no room for debate; the reader cannot be confused and think that the story is set on a sunny morning.
If something is implicit, it is not expressly stated, but the reader understands it anyway through other clues in the text. For example, if a story begins with "The trees were swaying wildly outside Anne's window as she prepared for bed, and the gutters were overflowing," the reader can infer that it is probably dark, stormy and at night even though these facts are not explicitly stated. Implicit facts in reading comprehension also often involve the motivations of the characters.
Schema is your background knowledge. What do you already know about the topic? For example if the story describes the how the characters put on their coats before going outside my SCHEMA tells me that you only wear a coat before going outside if it is cold out.
Part 2: How do I make an inference? Watch the video below to find out.
Click the link to learn more about how to make an inference:Link (Click on "Drawing Inferences and Conclusion, select level 1 or 2 and click "learn")
Part 3: Practice Making Inferences
Use the links below to practice making inferences.
Link-Click on "Drawing Inferences and Conclusions"- Select level 1 or 2, then click on "practice" or "apply"