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Introducing Inference

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    Introducing Inference

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    Introducing Inference workbooks use a simple step-by-step process to help teach young learns inference and reasoning.

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    Inference is important in everyday life as well as in academic tasks. Our language students often have difficulty drawing inference and have even more difficulty explaining their reasoning.

    Our ability to infer or to draw conclusions given partial information is a cornerstone of our reasoning process. Guessing, implying, hinting, suggesting, supposing and reasoning are just a few of the mental processes in which we draw inference.

    Throughout this workbook, students are encouraged not only to draw conclusions using inference, but to explain how they solved the problem at hand. The aim is to teach students that using inference in their reasoning process is using their best judgment.

    In this book students learn how to use inferential reasoning by using four sensible steps:

    1. Recognize information that's given. 
    2. Identify missing information that is usually found in one's own store of knowledge or experience. 
    3. Combine information from BOTH sources. 
    4. Tell how they figured it out!

    In the first part of the book, students identify missing parts of people, objects or animals. For example, an image of bike with a missing wheel is accompanied by "A bicycle is supposed to have two ____, but this bicycle has only one. One ____ is missing." Students then move on to looking for missing information in sequenced events that are presented in pictures. Finally, students will either read or listen to simple scenarios to predict and analyze outcomes.


     

    Inference is important in everyday life as well as in academic tasks. Our language students often have difficulty drawing inference and have even more difficulty explaining their reasoning.

    This book aims to demystify inference and encourages your students to talk through their reasoning. Students learn how to use inferential reasoning by using four sensible steps:

    1. Recognize information that’s given.
    2. Identify missing information–usually found in one’s own store of knowledge or experience.
    3. Combine information from BOTH sources.
    4. Tell how they figured it out!
    5. Students are encouraged to use this method of inference throughout the book ...
    ... from very simple activities were missing parts of objects or animals are identified ...

     
    ... to picture sequences where one of the pictures is missing ...

     
    ... to pictured events with questions to guide them to figure out what probably happened ...

     
    ... to tasks where students must answer questions identifying specific types of missing information ...

     
    ... all the way to recognizing probable vs. improbable reasons for outcomes.

     
    Use the activities in this book to build your students' skills and grow their confidence in their ability to use inference to figure things out!
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    Spiral Bound, 113 pages, by Marilyn M. Toomey, Illustrated by Will Harney

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