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Activate Background Knowledge When Inferring

When making inferences, readers analyze textual details and apply their background knowledge to determine how they go together. Although this follows the process of Text Clues + Background = Inference, it’s not that simple for students to execute. Therefore, plan to provide extra support initially.

After identifying the multiple details from the text that are relevant “clues” to the inferential answer, model how readers put them together…

Duration: 2:59 | Grades K-12