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“Wonder”ful Inferencing

Part 1 : Making Inferences After reading the chapters as a class, close read the pages listed below to make inferences about the characters and setting. Record your thoughts on the chart.

    Page        Inference Type                        Inference                                                        Evidence

Example

7

Personalities (A character’s qualities)

Example: August’s mom has a lot of energy

Example: She acts out all of the parts when she tells the story about August being born. “Anyway, when Mom tells this story she acts out all the parts…”

3

Ideas

(Explanations for Ideas)

4

Relationships (Connections between 2 people)

4

Events

(Details for events)

8

Feelings

(How characters says things)

10

Feelings

(How characters says things)

12

Motivations (What characters care about)

15

Events

(Details for events)

17

Events or Ideas

(Connections between events and ideas)

18

Relationships (Connections between 2 people)

19

Setting

(Details about the setting)

24

Setting

(Details about the setting)

Part 2: Citing Evidence Use the example and template below to write, prove, and explain your own inference (from the chart above) using evidence from the book and logic.

Example: I infer that August’s mom is very energetic. One piece of evidence that supports my inference comes from page 7 of Wonder. On page 7 it says, “Anyway, when Mom tells this story, she acts out all the parts-- including the farting noises-- which is so, so, so, so funny!” If his mom was not energetic, she would not think to or have the energy to act out all of the parts. Therefore, it is clear that August’s mom is an energetic person.

Template: I infer that ______(Inference goes here)___________. One piece of evidence that supports my inference comes from __(Page number)_ of __(Title of the book)__. On page ___(Page number)__ it says, “_____(Quote from the book)_________.” _________(Analysis of how quote proves inference)____. Therefore, ___(Say inference in different words)___.

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