Name: Nathan Ruhe______________

Inferences Worksheet 1

Directions: Read each passage and then respond to the questions.  Each question will ask you to make a logical inference based on textual details.  Explain your answer by referencing the text.

Every day after work Paul took his muddy boots off on the steps of the front porch.  Alice would have a fit if the boots made it so far as the welcome mat.  He then took off his dusty overalls and threw them into a plastic garbage bag; Alice left a new garbage bag tied to the porch railing for him every morning.  On his way in the house, he dropped the garbage bag off at the washing machine and went straight up the stairs to the shower as he was instructed.  He would eat dinner with her after he was “presentable,” as Alice had often said.  

1.  What type of job does Paul do? _bulider,digger,minner___________________________________________________

How do you know this?   Said in the text

2.  Describe Alice: mum pearson mum___________________________________________________________________

What in the text supports your description?  Left tied a new garbage to the porsche

3.  What relationship do Paul and Alice have? _looks after him and husband and wife ____________________________________________

Why do you feel this way? She like him

Crack!  Thunder struck and rain poured.  Max stared blankly out the window, trying to contain his emotions that raged like the weather.  He was beginning to lose it.  Dropping the kite from his hand, Max broke out into full sobs.  His mother comforted him, “There, there, Max.  We’ll just find something else to do.”  She began to unpack the picnic basket that was on the counter and offered him a sandwich.  Max snapped, “I don’t wanna sand-mich!”  A flash from the sky lit up the living room.  Boom!  Mom sighed.

4.  Why is Max upset?

Dropped is kite becuase of lightiging and he want to go outside._______________________________________________________________

How do you know this?   Said that he dropped his kite

5.  What was Mom planning on doing today? Wanted to go for a picnic______________________________________________

What in the text supports your description? Said she was packed for a pinic

“Tommy!”  Mom called out as she walked in the front door.  “Tommy,” she continued shouting, “I sure could use some help with these groceries.  There was still no reply.  Mom walked into the kitchen to put the grocery bags down on the counter when she noticed shattered glass from the picture window all over the living room floor and a baseball not far from there.  “I’m going to kill you, Tommy!” Mom yelled to herself as she realized that Tommy’s shoes were gone.

6.  What happened to the window? __put the bags down and the glass shatered____________________________________________________


How do you know this?  Said that she put the bags down and the glass broke  

7.  Why did Tommy leave? _becuase he broke the window___________________________________________________________


What in the text supports your description? He broke the window

Today was a special day in Ms. Smith’s class.  Some of the children were walking around the room, some of them were standing in small groups, and some of them were at their desks, putting finishing touches on cardboard mailboxes.  After coloring a cool flame on the side of his racecar mailbox, Johnny hopped off his chair, strutted over to Veronica’s desk, and dropped a small white envelope into her princess castle mailbox.  Veronica blushed and played with her hair.  While this was happening, Bartleby was frantically trying to put a small white envelope into everyone’s mailbox.  After giving one to Ms. Smith, Bartleby pulled out a medium-sized red envelope from his pocket.  He blushed and tried to put it in Veronica’s mailbox, but it wouldn’t quite fit.  Bartleby struggled with it for a few seconds and then ran off with the envelope.  Veronica rolled her eyes and popped her gum.  

8.  Why is today a special day? _becuase he gets a envalope________________________________________________________

What in the text supports your idea? nothing

9.  Which boy does Veronica like? _caslte box_____________________________________________________

What in the text supports your idea? Said in the text

10. Why did Bartleby run?   Becuase he new vecna like her____________________________________________________________


What in the text supports your idea?  He like he