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.
1. What was Katie excited about?
2. What do you think Katie was dressed as?
3. What words helped you know?
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.
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?
World Cup Fever!! Ole Ole Ole!!!
Its World Cup time! Do some research to find out the approximate area and population of each of the countries taking part in the World Cup in 2014!
Click on the link below. Record the responses in your Homework Book.
Have fun taking a ride around the world, I hope you packed your passport!