What is Inferencing? Finding clues Putting them together Solving the problem Like a jigsaw puzzle
Here are some Synonyms deduce figure out guess interpretation read between the lines understand reason drawing conclusions
Daily Inferencing Jigsaw puzzles Answering Riddles Problem Solving (backtracking) Answering questions Reading Math word problems Conversing with people
Finding Clues What Should We Look For? PLACES TIME COLORS TEXTURES BODY LANGUAGE ACTIONS SITUATIONS OR CONTEXT
Visual Clues What clues do you see? What do we know about the product? What do we know about the company? What do we know about the person who drank the drink?
Situational Clues What do we know about this picture? What clues do you see? What can we infer from the clues?
Location Clues What do we know about the event in the photo? What is the mood of the event? What other activities may be occurring at the same time or later?
Word Clues Its clear Its round Its made of glass, metal and plastic It has a handle It makes things look bigger What is it?
Body Language Clues Are they having the same conversation? How do you know?
Lets Practice What clues do you notice? Who are the people in the commercial and what do they represent? What emotions are you seeing from the people in the commercial? What can we infer from this commercial?
Putting the Clues Together When we infer meaning we put together clues like a jigsaw puzzle. For example: Look at our clues! The Captain traveled down the rough muddy road in his Jeep. What clues are presented ? What can we infer about The Captain?
You be the Detective You will be receiving 5 sets of clues in just a few minutes. Follow the clues to see if you can infer the answers. You will find the clues on your computers in the jigsaw puzzle program.
Lets Practice Some More! What word clues can you find to help you solve this puzzle? Listen to the word clues to see if you can guess who the mystery person is.
Lets Solve a Mystery On your computers go to the following web site: http://kids.mysterynet. com/solveit/ Read the story and lets discuss the clues you found before you solve the mystery
Lets Recap... Inferencing means: Finding clues Putting them together Solving the problem It is just like a jigsaw puzzle.
Instructions for our Project Choose a picture from our database that shows the end of a possible story. Create a short story that tells what led up to this ending. Present your story to the class.