how to explain what an inference is and how to make one: elementary student edition
1. What is an inference?
- A smart guess
2. How do you make one?
- Make a smart guess by using clues in the story and knowledge from your lifetime to make a connection to what is going on in the story
3. What do you do if you get stuck?
Think what must the character be feeling!
- If you haven’t had a similar experience, do you know someone else that has?
- Imagine yourself in that situation. How would you feel?