As readers, we need to make inferences to find the hidden meaning in text.
This Week's Prompt:
Describe an important inference you had to make recently in your independent reading.
To do this:
- First provide a little introduction that gives us some background information on the story.
- Next, tell what the author wrote that you believe had hidden meaning (as best you can remember, or you can quote it).
- Finally, explain the hidden meaning of the text.
Need a hint? Inferences about characters can often be made by how the author describes their body language (eye roll, sigh, slouched shoulders, fidgeting, etc.) or the way they say something (with a sigh, quietly, loudly, while keeping busy, etc).
I look forward to hearing about your inferring skills!