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Drawing Inferences in Fiction

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____ in fiction is a reasonable conclusion or judgment about some element of a story based on information given in the story and the reader's personal knowledge of how the world works.

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1. Which of the follow statements is true?

2. What is the first step readers must take to draw an inference?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learning to effectively draw conclusions about works of literature can take a lot of practice. These assessment tools will ensure you're grasping key points by quizzing you on the steps in making judgments about the action of a story or a book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of:

  • What a reasonable conclusion or judgment about an element of a story is
  • How writers present information to readers
  • Steps in deducing an author's meaning about some aspect of a work

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - apply understanding of the concept of formulating conclusions to writing samples
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding interpreting literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of making judgments about a piece of writing

Additional Learning

For additional practice, check out the related lesson, Drawing Inferences in Fiction. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Understand how fiction writers involve readers in the action of their stories or books
  • Identify examples of instances when you've reached conclusions based on various clues
  • Learn to apply the process of making judgments to works of literature
  • Practice drawing conclusions from writing samples
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