In this activity, we will be perfecting our inference skills.
Inference questions might ask us:
Why a character does something.
What a sentence from the text tells us about a character’s feelings.
How a character is feeling.
Where a character or object is.
Why a character did a particular thing.
To answer these questions, we have to piece evidence from the text together to form an answer. The answer isn’t clearly written in the text itself.
Read the passage below:
In a quaint village in the heart of England, there lived a talented and kind-hearted toymaker named Clara Everwood. She was acknowledged far and wide as the creator of the most enchanting toys in the universe. Clara's journey began with a heart full of dreams and hands that could bring imagination to life. Soon, her toys would capture the hearts of children all over the United Kingdom.
What does this sentence below tell us about Clara?
She was acknowledged far and wide as the creator of the most enchanting toys in the universe.
Did you use the clues in the sentence to help you?
She is known far and wide and her toys are the most enchanting.
This tells us that she makes amazing toys which are very popular.
In this activity, you will answer inference questions about a non-fiction text.