What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning


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You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

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1. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

2. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inference can help you find the meaning of a situation or text, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the process. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of vocabulary terms and examples of inferences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definition of inference
  • Finding the intended meaning of a text
  • Logical conclusion in a real-world example

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about making an inference from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inference
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about intended meaning in literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about making inferences, review the accompanying lesson on What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn to make inferences from context clues
  • Understand intended meaning in literature
  • Know how to find intended meaning in a text
  • Practice making inferences using the game of Clue