Making Inferences

Good readers make inferences while they read. That is, they take what they know and have learned from a text and draw conclusions about ideas in a text that are not directly stated. Like solving a puzzle, the mind searches for clues, connections, and information it can use to clarify what is happening in a text.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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