Facts and Inferences

Helps students learn to distinguish between explicitly stated information and information that can be inferred from available evidence. Start with a few simple sentences that can be used to make one or more inferences.  Explain the difference between explicit and implicit information.  As students get more comfortable making inferences, choose longer text that requires the student to recognize more subtle inferences.  As students feel comfortable with this skill help them identify between explicit information, implicit information and opinions.

Example:  The sky darkened as gray clouds gathered overhead, and a strong wind began to blow.  The people on the street opened their umbrellas.