Inference is important in everyday life as well as in academic tasks. Our language students often have difficulty drawing inference and have even more difficulty explaining their reasoning.
This book aims to demystify inference and encourages your students to talk through their reasoning. Students learn how to use inferential reasoning by using four sensible steps:
- Recognize information that’s given.
- Identify missing information–usually found in one’s own store of knowledge or experience.
- Combine information from BOTH sources.
- Tell how they figured it out!
Students are encouraged to use this method of inference throughout the book.