Analyzing the Text
Inference + Explicit = Analysis
Terms in this set (13)
You walk into a room and this is what you see: blood on the floor, an empty birdcage, and a happily purring cat.
My inference from the passage was that the cat ate the bird. The text says,¨blood on the floor, an empty birdcage, and a happily purring cat.¨
"Troy stuttered, blushed and shook as he addressed the crowd."
My inference from the passage was that Troy is nervous. The text says "Troy shuttered, blushed and shook.¨
The sun was low in the sky. Kay's body ached. Blisters had formed on her hands. She set the rake down on the big pile of leaves and headed for home.
My inference from the passage was that Kay had been raking hard providing labor. The text says, that the sun was setting, and blisters had formed on her hands.
As usual, Jim left for school ten minutes later than he should have. His shoelaces were untied and his backpack was unzipped. He had traveled only one block when he heard his mother shout his name. He looked back and saw her waving his brown bag lunch.
My inference from the passage was that Jim was late for school as usual. The text says, heard his mother shout his name¨
Rubin made a mental checklist: Do laundry. Go to supermarket and get groceries. Clean house. Fix hallway light. Change the bed sheets in guest room. Wrap presents. His parents were coming in the morning and he didn't know how he would get everything done.
My inference from the passage was that Rubin had a checklist of things that he needed to get done before his parents came. The text says, His parents were coming in the morning and he didn't know how he would get everything done.
"You don't know what you're missing," Susan shouted into the phone over the loud music of the party. "Nah, I'm too tired," Tim said. "Well, suit yourself, but you'll be sorry," Susan replied
My inference from the passage was that Susan was at a party, and asked Tim to come. The text says, Susan shouted into the phone over the loud music of the party.
Carrie heard footsteps behind her. The hair on the back of her neck stood on end. She began to quicken her pace, hoping that whoever was following her wouldn't notice, but at last she gave in to a run.
My inference from the passage was that Carries was trying to get away from the public, or someone following her. The text says, "She began to quicken her pace, hoping that whoever was following her wouldn't notice.¨
Ben slammed down the phone. Why did Steve always have to be right? Why didn't he ever listen?
My inference from the passage was that Ben was angry with Steve. The text says, "Ben slammed down the phone.¨
By the time Amy arrived at the café, Juan was drinking his third cup of coffee. "I'm so sorry," she called out when she saw him and gestured to her naked wrist where her watch used to be.
My inference from the passage was that Amy was late. The text says,¨and gestured to her naked wrists where her watch used to be
What you know + What you read=
Information from the text + Smart guess about what will happen next=
Guess and that's all no information
Smart guess about what will happen next with some information.
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