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Evidence and Inferences - The Keys to Successful Analysis

Evidence and Inferences - The Keys to Successful Analysis

Author: Renee Deger

Goal: Student will be able to define key terms used in literary text analysis and explain through writing their importance and how the concepts must be applied.  

CCSS.CCR.RL.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Textual Evidence (and Inferences)

To properly analyze text and prepare an analysis with a thesis, it's important to understand the key difference between text-base evidence and inferences. This video introduces some important vocabulary terms and layers explains text-based evidence, and how it differs from inferences in text. The video explains how to go about identifying inferences by using prior knowledge when reading text.

Source: Vanessa Miller: Standard YouTube License

Use Evidence and Analysis to Support a Thesis

Pulling together text-based evidence and inferences to support a thesis for analysis in a composition is what it's all about. This video helps you put together all of the pieces and explains how to use evidence and analysis, which includes inferences, in order to support a thesis.

Source: HSLanguageArts: Standard YouTube License

Essay Question

Before you leave, and probably after taking the quiz, you need to complete a short essay you will find on Google Forms. This must be completed by May 14, 2018.