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Inferring means figuring out something that the author doesn't actually say. You can use clues that are in the text, and things from your own mind. Sometimes it's called "reading between the lines," and it adds a lot more meaning to the story.
Choose a text!
You've earned your inferring magnifying glass.
Don't forget to use it! Always look for clues to help you read between the lines.
Inferring is like solving a mystery. You're looking for clues to help you figure out things about your penpal.
Roll your mouse over the letter to find sentences with clues. Key sentences will turn yellow when you roll over them.
Click on the yellow highlighted sentences to see some inferences you could make.
Click on the inference that helps you answer the question about your pen pal.
How do you choose? Remember which question you are trying to answer:
WHERE is your pen pal? Inferences about places will help you most.
WHO is your pen pal? Look for inferences about what your pen pal likes or doesn't like.
You can always click on a sentence again to change your answer.
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