Keller looked out the window. The house looked so lonely. Keller's father put the last suitcase in the trunk and started up the car. Shaggy, his dog, put his head on Keller's lap, like he understood how Keller was feeling. "It's okay Shag," he said, "Dad says we will like California." What can the reader infer is happening?
Elliott and Hayden were choosing the players for their teams. It was Elliott's turn to choose, and only Riley was left. Elliott said, "Riley."
We can infer that…
Mrs. Kersten is munching on her lunch. She walks many laps trying to get some steps on her FitBit. There is a lot of noise as she walks by the table. She stops to chat with some kids.
The boy was outside. The buses are gone and the hallways are empty. What can you infer?
What can you infer by reading the passage below?
"I hate the idea of having all those people out there watching me...I know my lines by heart, but what if I mess up and it's silent? I wish I just could hide somewhere," whispered Saige.
Abigail was in her room reading a book. Her mom called her to come downstairs and help. As Abigail entered the kitchen, her mom handed her a pile of plates. Abigail put them on the table and went to get the silverware and glasses.
You can infer that it is...
Albert stormed into his apartment and threw down his lunchbox. He had just lost his job. Albert had worked for the same company for over ten years. But today he was informed that he was no longer needed. Albert didn't know what to do.
Based on what you have read, you can infer that:
When writers do not state the way a character feels, the writer will include details that readers must use to make inferences or form opinions about how a character feels. When you make inferences, you use:
Eva's favorite part about the weekend was going to Rockin' Records with her friends. Rockin' Records was the local music store just down the road from her house. On weekend afternoons, Eva and her friends would walk down to the store to shop for new music.
What may the reader conclude about Eva's friends?
When Gavin came back into the kitchen, Katie and Dad were still cleaning up from lunch. "Dad," said Gavin, "do you know where I can find the....." He trailed off, realizing that he couldn't mention wrapping paper. He would give the birthday surprise away, and Gavin would hate to ruin the surprise.
What will Gavin most likely do next?
What are context clues?
What is background knowledge?