Making Inferences – Week 9

How do we make an inference?  You make an inference when you use clues from the story to figure out something that the author doesn’t tell you.  When you make an inference, be able to identify the clues that you used. Lets practise!

Watch the following film clips to help you become familiar with how to make an inference and what inferences are!

 

 

 

 

 

Make a brief comment about the inferences you made while watching “Bigger than Alexander”. Record your responses in your post.

 

Now it is your turn to have a go at making inferences! Read “Special Night” and “Something Special” and answer the questions. Make sure you type the name of the story and answer the questions in full sentences.

 

Story 1 – Special Night

Katie was excited about tonight. Happily, she put on her big, red shoes and bright, yellow outfit. Her mom helped Katie paint her face white with a big, red circle on each cheek. Just before Katie ran out the door to meet her friends, she attached her large, squeaky nose and placed a bright blue, pointy hat on top of her head. She grabbed an empty bag and went out into the night.

Questions –

1. What was Katie excited about?

2. What do you think Katie was dressed as?

3. What words helped you know?

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Story 2 – Something Special

Jalisa woke up early and ran down the stairs with a huge smile on her face. She had been waiting all night for Saturday to arrive. She ran into the kitchen. On the table was a large pile of hot, steaming flapjacks with a candle in them. Dante, Jalisa’s brother, walked in holding a large box wrapped in pretty pink paper and tied with a shiny, purple bow. Jalisa beamed and quickly tore off the paper to reveal a box with a beautiful doll on the side. She hugged and kissed her brother and ran to call her best friend. The day was starting off wonderfully.

Questions –

1. What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?

2. How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?

3. Why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her the gift?

 

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31 thoughts on “Making Inferences – Week 9

  1. hey everyone,
    these are my inferences for the story bigger than alexander!
    my first inference is he is starting primary school in prep I infer that because at the start it says alexander is starting school and when you start school you start at primary and start with prep as we all know.

    my next inference is that he is sad he has to move because he is to big for the class I infer that he is sad because he miss all he’s new friends and teachers.

    these are my answerers to the story special night (story one)

    1.what was Katie excited about?
    she was excited to hangout with her friends for Halloween

    2.what do you think Katie was dressed as?
    she was dressed as a clown.

    3.what words helped you know?
    >big red shoes
    >bright yellow outfit
    >paint her face white
    >red circle on each cheek
    >large squeaky nose
    >blue pointy hat

    these are my answer for the story special night (story two)
    1.what do you think jalisa was waiting for all night?
    she was waiting for her birthday to come and to get all the presents.

    2.how do you think jalisa felt when she woke up?
    she was very excited that she was going to get presents.

    3.why do you think jalisa’s brother gave her a gift?
    it was her birthday so he bought her a presents.

    from Taylah:)

  2. “Bigger than Alexander” Inference
    1.I infer that whats bigger than Alexander is that it is his love! I got this clue from when I looked at the pictures of him taking good care of the children!

    “Story 1 – Special Night”

    1. What was Katie excited about?
    Maybe she was exited about something special on that special night! Maybe she was exited to be doing a celebration in the night! Maybe she was excited about Halloween!

    2. What do you think Katie was dressed as?
    Well a clown by reading from face paint, a big nose and other things I saw in the text!

    3. What words helped you know?
    1.Night time- Night time is the best time to celebrate!
    2.Empty Bag- You need an empty bag when you can go out for trick or treating, if it is full, then people wont be able to get candy!

    “Story 2 – Something Special”

    Questions –

    1. What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?
    I think that Jalisa was waiting for her birthday!

    2. How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?
    I think she has been very overexciting or maybe just exiting. I think she felt very happy.

    3. Why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her the gift?
    I think that Jalisa’s brother gave Jalisa a gift because when it was her birthday, that means usually people give presents/gifts to the birthday girl/boy!

    Hope you enjoy reading!
    From,
    -Lina 4H

  3. Hello 4H
    And Mrs Ponzo

    Bigger than Alexander
    My comment is I liked the end when the text said that they were going to bring the classroom to Alexander. I can infer who is bigger than Alexander was God because no one knows how big he is.

    Story 1-Special Night
    What was Katie excited about?
    Katie was excited about going out going out with her friends tonight.
    What was Katie dressed as?
    I would say Katie was dressed as a clown because of what she was wearing a big red nose and white dots on her cheeks.
    What words helped you know?
    The words that helped me know was the adjectives and the things she wore.

    Story 2-Something Special
    What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?
    I think she was waiting for Christmas or her birthday.
    How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?
    She may of felt very happy of the presents she had got.
    Why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her the gift?
    Jalisa’s brother gave the gift to Jalisa because it could be her birthday.

  4. Hi Mrs Ponzo
    story 1
    1)Katie was excited because she was dressing like a clown .
    2)Katie was dressed like a clown.
    3)The words that helped me are pointy hat and squeaky nose.

    story 2
    1)Jalisa was waiting for Saturday because, it was her birthday.
    2)Jalisa was happy and excited about her birthday.
    3)Jalisa’s brother gave her a present because ,it was her birthday and he loves her.

    Bigger than Alexander
    I thing the that was bigger than Alexander was his heart and his feeling.

  5. It was Alexander first day at school. Alexander Teacher know that Alexander can’t stop growing and he can’t fit the classroom door and he had to move away and his classmate miss him so much even his teacher miss him to the classroom decide to bring the classroom to him because his class is not complete with him Alexander thinks it about his size. but there something else about him way bigger then Alexander.

    Thank You For Reading Thoughts About Alexander

    Mewal 16-06-14

    • Hi Mewal,

      I had a look at your blog comment and I noticed that you did not add ANY
      full stops. I will not be approving these comments. Can you please take
      another look at them and rewrite them using full stops and capital letters
      in the correct places.

      Mrs Ponzo

  6. Story 1 – Special Night
    I would say that Katie is a clown because in the text there were clues like she is wearing a red shoes and a yellow outfit and Her mom helped Katie paint her face white with a big and a red circle on each cheek and a blue pointy hat and she is going trick treat with her friends.

    Story 2 – Something Special
    When Jalisa woke up he ran down to the kitchen on the lager table Dante gave Jalisa a present and she took off the paper and there was a doll Jalisa kissed and hugged Dante and she got the phone and called her friend.
    From Mewal

    • Hi Mewal,

      I had a look at your blog comments and I noticed that you did not add ANY
      full stops. I will not be approving these comments. Can you please take
      another look at them and rewrite them using full stops and capital letters
      in the correct places.

      Mrs Ponzo

  7. Hi Everyone,

    Story 1 – Special Night

    1. What was Katie excited about?

    Katie was very excited that she was going out with her friends for Halloween.

    2. What do you think Katie was dressed as?

    I think that Katie was dressed up like a clown as she wore a bright yellow outfit and red shoes. She also painted her face to look like a clown.

    3. What words helped you know?

    The different colours she used to paint her face
    Her bright red shoes that she wore
    Her white face and her red cheeks
    Her clothing that she wore bright yellow.

    Story 2 – Something Special

    1. What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?

    I think Jalisa was waiting for Saturday night to arrive was it might have been her birthday.

    2. How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?

    I think that Jalisa was very excited and felt happy when she woke up.

    3. Why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her the gift?

    I would say that it was Jalisa’s birthday that’s why Jalisa’s brother gave her a gift.

    Regards Noah K

  8. Hi everyone,

    These are my inference for Bigger than Alexander:
    I infer that love was bigger than Alexander because his whole class loves him.
    These are my inferences for Special Night:
    1. I infer that Katie is dressed up as a clown because she is she is wearing things that a clown wear.
    2. I infer that it is Halloween because when it’s Halloween you dress up and get a bag then go out with family or friends to go Trick or Treating.
    These are my inferences for Something Special:
    1. I infer it is Jalisa’s birthday because someone will give you a present when it is your birthday. I said it was Jalisa’s birthday not Christmas because if someone gives you a present you And you have to give something back and in this case it didn’t happen.
    2. I infer that Jalisa was happy or excited because she had a big smile on her face.

    Hope you enjoy this

    Regards,
    Mia

  9. Hello 4H
    and Mrs Ponzo

    These are my inferences for Bigger than Alexander:
    I infer Alexander was caring and very nice to his class mates. I infer Alexander was upset when he was moving. I infer that the class mates were missing Alexander and even the teacher. I infer if everybody in the class wanted Alexander back he was a big part of the class and, just because they went to Alexander that means they need Alexander back.

    Story 1
    1) Katie was excited about meeting with here friends for Halloween or for a special occasion.

    2)Katie dressed up as a clown.

    3) What words helped you?
    -big red shoes
    -bright yellow outfit
    -paint her face white
    -red circles on cheeks
    -large squeaky nose
    – blue party hat

    Story 2

    1) Jalisa was waiting all night for her birthday she wanted to open all her presants.

    2) I think Jalisa would be excited and very happy.

    3) I think she gave a present to her sister because you should always do something nice to your brother or sister.

    Regards Ethan B

  10. Hi 4H bloggers and Miss Ponzo,
    This is my inference about Bigger Than Alexander:

    I infer that the bigger than Alexander the harder he can’t fit the classroom the children are missing Alexander so the meet Alexander in a farm so the not missing Alexander.

    This is my inference about Silent night story:

    I infer that Katie that is excited about going out maybe in Halloween to Trick or Treating or going out in the night and these are the things that Katie use:
    She put on her Big, red shoes and bright, Yellow outfit. Her mom helped Katie paint her face white with a Big, red circle on each cheek. Just before Katie ran out the door to meet her friends, Large, squeaky nose and placed a Bright blue, pointy hat on top of her

    I know that Katie is a clown which she wants to be it.

    This is my inference about something special:

    I can infer that Julisa’s birthday because all her friends are bring present for Juslia and they had a party but it maybe his/her birthday in Christmas or not but maybe they had a great birthday.

    I infer that Julisa had a big smile on her in the text.

    regards,

    joseph

  11. Hi 4H and Mrs Ponzo

    1) Bigger then Alexander

    I infer that that his classmates missed him so much thats why they brought the classroom to him.

    2) Story 1: Special Night

    1 )What was Katie excited about?

    Katie was excited about meeting her friends in the dark tonight.

    2) What do you think Katie was dressed as?

    Katie was dressed as a clown because in the text it said her mum helped her to paint her face white and with a big red circle on each cheek and put red shoes on and a bright yellow outfit. Then she attached her large squeaky nose and placed a bright blue hat on her head.

    3) What words helped you know?

    These words helped me know that it was halloween, The words that helped me know were, empty bag, meet her friends, out in the night.

    3) Story 2: Something special

    1) What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?

    Jalisa was waiting for her brother to give her a present.

    2) How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?

    I think she felt very excited and happy that saturday came around so she could get what ever she wanted.

    3) Why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her the gift?

    I think her brother gave her the gift because it was her birthday.

    I hope you enjoy

    Regards

    Bianca 🙂

  12. Hi 4H and Mrs Ponzo

    Bigger than Alexander

    I infer that his classmates all miss him.
    I infer that it does not feel the same without Alexander in the classroom because he took most of the space.

    Special night

    I infer that it is Halloween.
    I infer that Katie is dressed as a clown.
    I inferred that she was a clown because she wore on red shoes and a bright yellow outfit. Then she attached her large squeaky nose and placed a bright blue hat on her head.
    I inferred that it was Halloween because she grabbed a empty bag and raced out the door.

    Something special

    I infer that it was her birthday because on the table was a large pile of hot, steaming flapjacks with a candle in them.
    I infer that her brother is holding a present because Jalisa’s brother, walked in holding a large box wrapped in pretty pink paper and tied with a shiny, purple bow.

    Regards Leanne :

  13. Hi 4H and Mrs Ponzo
    My inference for big Alexanderb is that he was lonely because he’s teacher and classmates gave me clues.
    Story one – special night
    1.What was Katie excited about? Halloween
    2. What do you think Katie was dressed? as a clown
    3.What words helped you know? Red shoes yellow outfit,
    Squeaky nose And a pointy hat.
    Story 2-something special
    1. What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night flapjacks.
    2. How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up ? Excited.
    3. Why do you think Jalisa brother gave Her a gift? Because it was her birthday.

    • Hi Giuliano,

      I noticed that you answered the questions without using full sentences. Can you please re-write them in full sentences.

      Mrs Ponzo

  14. Greetings 4h bloggers,

    1) Bigger than Alexander

    I infer that when Alexander was going to move away he was really sad about leaving the school.

    I infer that the whole class and Alexander is bigger than just Alexander.

    2) Special night

    1. What was Katie excited about?

    She was excited about going out for trick-or-treating with her friends.

    2. What do you think Katie was dressed as?

    I think she was dressed up as a clown because the text told me that she put on a big squeaky nose and clowns usually have big squeaky noses.

    3. What words help you know?

    The words that helped me know are:
    – large squeaky nose
    – bright yellow outfit
    – big red shoes
    – blue pointy hat
    -painting her face with one big red dot on each cheek

    3) Something Special

    1.what do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?

    Jalisa was waiting so long for a doll as a present.

    2. How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up early?

    Jalisa probably felt a bit tired since she woke up early and she would have felt so excited that she just couldn’t wait longer.

    3.why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her a gift?

    Jalisa’s brother gave a gift to her because it was her birthday or a special event or a thank you gift for helping him out on something.

    Thank you for reading and I hope you’ve enjoyed!

    From,
    Kayla 😀

  15. Bigger than Alexander
    I inference was that he was lonely because he teacher and he’s classmates told me the clues.
    Story one special night
    1.katie was excited about Halloween
    2. Katie was dressed as a clown
    3. he words that helped me where red shoes,pointy hat,
    Squety nose and yellow outfit
    Story 2 something special
    1. Jalisa was waiting for flapjacks.
    2. jalisa felt excited when she woke up.
    3. Jalisa brother gave her the present because it was her birthday.

  16. It was Alexander first day at school. Alexander Teacher know that Alexander can’t stop growing and he can’t fit the classroom door and he had to move away and his classmate miss him so much even his teacher miss him to. The classroom decide to bring the classroom to him because his class is not complete with him.Alexander thinks it about his size. but there something else about him way bigger then Alexander.

    Story 1 – Special Night
    I would say that Katie is a clown because in the text there were clues like she is wearing a red shoes and a yellow outfit and Her mom helped Katie paint her face white with a big and a red circle on each cheek and a blue pointy hat and she is going trick treat with her friends.

    Story 2 – Something Special
    When Jalisa woke up he ran down to the kitchen on the lager table Dante gave Jalisa a present and she took off the paper and there was a doll Jalisa kissed and hugged Dante and she got the phone and called her friend.
    From Mewal

  17. hello miss ponzo and 4H
    i infer that Alexander gets taller in every grade he goes
    he grows but when he is in grade prep and 1 he is small.
    Katie was excited because she was going out with her friends. Katie was dressed as a clown.When you rad the texts it actually tells you the answer.
    Jalisa was waiting all day for a doll.
    jalisa woke up with a happy face and went down stairs with a smile on her face.
    Jalisa brother gave her a doll raped up in a pink paper.

    thank you for reading hope you enjoyed it:)

    regards

    by:nyandeng:I

  18. Hi everyone
    making inferences

    Bigger than Alexander

    I can infer that Alexander was really sad because he had to leave school I could make this inference because he had to leave all his good friends and he has to leave his teacher and his classmates. I can infer that Alexander was really happy to see his friends and teacher again I can tell because he has a big smile on his face.

    Story one ” special night”

    1.What was she excited about?

    Katie was excited about her special night. or she could of been excited for some sort of dress up party.

    2.What was Katie dressed as?

    I think Katie was dresses as a clown because she put on big red shoes and clowns were big red shoes, she had a yellow outfit and clowns usually wears bright colored outfits and clowns also paint their face and clowns were big noses.

    3. what words helped me know?

    Well the word yellow outfit, big red shoes, big nose and a painted smiley face. Those are the words that helped me figure out the costume she was wearing.

    Story 2 “something special”

    1. What was Jalisa waiting for all night?

    I think Jalisa was waiting for her special birthday party. I thought that because she ran downstairs and saw her brother with a pink piece of paper and a purple ribbon.

    2. How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?

    I think she felt really excited and happy because she was running downstairs and it doesn’t sound like she just woke up.

    3. Why do you think that Jalisa’s brother gave her a gift?

    I think her brother gave Jalisa a gift because i think it was her birthday or because it might have been a special day or maybe even Christmas.

    Thank you

    Bye Bye
    From THOMAS S

  19. Hello 4H,

    I can infer that Alexander has a bigger love than him.
    I can also infer that he was in prep because it said he just started school

    -Special Night
    1) Katie was excited about halloween.
    2) Katie was dressed as clown.
    3) The words that helped me were large, squeaky nose

    -Something special
    1) she was waiting for her birthday
    2) she felt excited
    3) he gave that because it was a birthday present

    thanks for reading

    Regards,
    John

  20. Hi Mrs Ponzo and 4H,

    Bigger than Alexander
    I infer that Alexander was happy with his grade. I infer Alexander had to move away from his friends and school and he would be very sad. My third infer was that his grade would have wanted him back even the teacher. I infer that Alexander was very happy to learn with his grade again and teacher.

    Special night
    1. Katie was excited about tonight going out with her friends.
    2. I think Katie was dressed as a clown.
    3. Big red shoes
    Bright, yellow outfit
    Red circle on each cheek
    Squeaky nose
    Bright blue, pointy hat

    1. I infer that Katie was dressing for something fun.
    2. I infer the costume she is wearing is a clown costume because as you can see, she is wearing a bright yellow outfit and two big red shoes on her.
    3. I infer she is going out with her friends at Halloween because she has a bag for treats.
    4. I infer that she has a lot of friends trick or treating with her.
    5. I infer that Katie was very excited to go trick or treating because before she was done she almost forgot to put on the squeaky nose.

    Something Special
    1. Jalisa was waiting for something special for her.
    2. She felt excited for her.
    3. He gave a present to her

    Regards Kye

  21. Hi Mrs Ponzo and 4H,
    Story 1: Special night.
    katie was excited for halloween or you can also call it getting candy for free. I’m pretty sure that Katie was dressed up as a clown. The words that gave me clues were wig, nose, big bag, party hat, outside and more.
    Story 2: Something special.
    I think Jalisa was waiting for her birthday . I think that Jasila was really happy and excited when she woke up. Jaslia’s brother gave her the present because it was a special and important day which was her birthday.
    Thank you for reading. Regards Jericho.

  22. Hey Earthlings!
    (BIGGER THAN ALEXANDER)
    My first inference is That Alexander is sad that he had to move away.

    My next inference is that Alexander is happy when his classmates see him at the farm. (The farm was another inference)

    My last inference is that The thing bigger than Alexander was the love in the story.

    (SPECIAL NIGHT)

    I infer that Katie was exited because it was Halloween.

    My 2nd inference is that Katie was probably a clown.

    The words that helped me are in CAPITAL letters:
    Katie was excited about tonight. Happily,SHE PUT ON HER BIG RED SHOES AND BRIGHT YELLOW OUTFIT. Her mom helped Katie paint her face white with a BIG RED CIRCLE ON EACH CHEEK. Just before Katie ran out the door to meet her friends, she attached her large, squeaky nose and placed a bright blue, pointy hat on top of her head. SHE GRABBED AN EMPTY BAG AND WENT OUT INTO THE NIGHT.

    (SOMETHING SPECIAL)
    I infer that it is Jalisa’s birthday.
    I also infer that she felt very excited when she woke up.
    My last inference is that her brother gave her her present because it was a birthday gift.

    Goodbye Earthlings!

    From Alien Shaun 😉

  23. Hi Mrs Ponzo and 4H,
    (Alexander)

    Infer he was sad because he is going somewhere.

    I infer that he is happy because his classmate came to see him at the farm.

    (Special Night)

    I ifer she was happy because it was halloween.

    I infer that she was a clown because she has a red shoe a yellow outfit.

    This is my clue she was happy she was wearing something different and it said he had a red shoe and a yellow outfit and thats all of the clues.

    (Something special)

    I infer it is her birthday.
    I infer she was so happy.

    Regards NATHAN

  24. Hello Everyone,

    Bigger that Alexander
    1. I can infer that Alexander was sad because he is too big to go to school! 2.I infer that Alexander felt happy once all of his classmates came back. 3. I can also infer that when Alexander’s classmates play with him they have lots of fun! 4. I infer that Alexander’s classmates like him when he’s around so then they want him back!

    Story 1- Special Night

    1.What was Katie excited about?
    I infer that Katie was excited about going out somewhere!

    2.What was Katie dressed as?
    I infer that Katie was dressed as a clown

    3.What words helped you?
    For question number one ”went out into the night” helped me! For question number two ”paint her face white,big, red circle on each cheek, she attached her large, squeaky nose and placed a bright blue, pointy hat on top of her head” helped me!

    Story 2- Something Special

    1. What do you think Jalisa was waiting for all night?
    I infer that Jalisa was waiting all night for a special day to come!

    2.How do you think Jalisa felt when she woke up?
    I infer that Jalisa was excited and happy when she woke up!

    3. Why do you think Jalisa’s brother gave her the gift?
    I infer that Jalisa’s brother gave her a gift because it could be her birthday or Christmas!

    I hope you liked my comment!

    From Mary

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