When reading, watching television or listening to the radio, it is important to question what is happening. We want to ask questions when we don't understand something or we need information clarified.
Watch this video to learn about the five w's of questioning
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Definition of inference
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
Similar Words: illation
Hyponyms: analogy, corollary, derivation, deduction, entailment, implication, extrapolation, presumption
Derivational Morphology: generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer, deduce, deduct, derive
When we infer we "read between the lines". For example if a person is crying and frowning, without speaking to them we can infer that they are feeling sad about something based on their actions.
Please watch the following video on inferences and use the thinking questions as a guide.
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Follow the link below to National Geographic picture of the day.
Please look closely at the picture and write two inferences and two questions.
For a bonus make a prediction about what just happened or is about to happen in the picture.
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