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Inference Jones: Level 1
Inference Jones: Level 1
Inference Jones: Level 1

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Product Code: 09502BBP

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Grade(s): 5-6
Pages: 42, perforated

Inference Jones
provides short, fun, and easy-to-use activities that improve critical reading and higher order thinking by developing the student’s ability to draw inferences from written text. Research shows inferential reasoning is a prerequisite component to superior reading comprehension. The National Foundation for Educational Research concluded that "the ability to draw inferences predetermines reading skills: that is, poor inferential reasoning causes poor comprehension and not vice versa."

We all make inferences in our daily lives (e.g. we naturally think a child is happy because we see them laughing). But how does this ability apply to written communication? When we read a written passage, we’re actually reading a representation of the author’s thoughts and ideas, because the written word does not convey a meaning in and of itself. Readers must construct the meaning through interpretation.

The reader’s interpretation is the result of inferential analysis which includes drawing from personal knowledge and experiences, social values, and cultural conventions. The interpretation connects a meaning to the words, providing the reader with an understanding of the character’s actions, circumstances, or events in the story. Inference Jones: Beginning has a readability level appropriate for grades 5-6 but can also be used as a remedial resource for older students (grades 7-12+).

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Excellent for reading comprehension February 17, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
My 3rd grade daughter is enjoying these passages, I got her the 5/6 grade level because she's an advanced reader. Sometimes she gets stumped on the perhaps true/false questions. Otherwise she is getting the hang of it, it is forcing her to slow down when she reads and she understands the content better.

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4 of 5 more than "comprehension" June 29, 2014
Reviewer: Shannon Glowacki from Dallas, TX United States  
moving beyond just regurgitating to interpretation - questions could ask a little more in this regard

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