Skill of the Week -January 30

posted Feb 2, 2012, 10:36 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

The Skill of the Week is Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

When a reader draws a conclusion he makes a decision about something.  For example, an author might not say where a character is but does describe the squeak of chalk on a blackboard.  The reader can conclude that the character is probably in a classroom.

When a reader makes an inference he figures out ideas that the author does not state directly by using clues and thinking about what he already knows.