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Inference???Drawing Conclusions??? What's the difference?
Old 04-22-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Can anyone provide me the difference between Drawing Conclusions and Inferencing? They seem like one of the same but in reading lessons, they use both terms and I can't see the difference between the two. HELP.


 

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Does this help?
http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=290877
  • I think of conclusions as final and definitive.
  • When we draw a conclusion, we have valid data to prove a point.
  • For example: If plants grow taller with 8 hours of sunlight a day instead of darkness, then the health of plants can be affected by the amount of sunlight they get.
  • That's a scientific fact and it cannot be argued.
  • With an inference, it's not definitive since we are are simply making an educational guess about something.
  • We are using details/clues and our background knowledge, but we can't claim it as fact since we are not 100% certain.
  • For example, "Marissa bought her best friend watercolors, chalk, crayons and a sketch book for her birthday." I can infer that a Marissa's friend is interested in art.
  • The problem is, I can't be 100% sure. Marissa may have bought her those things because she likes art herself.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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Good question. This is just coming out of my brain... but when I teach inference I talk about the importance of using your SCHEMA (everything in your brain: things you know, experiences you had) and the INFORMATION in the text to make a guess about what you think is happening or what will happen. When you teach about drawing conclusions do you use both sources, text and schema?
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This doesn't really help. I teach Drawing Conclusions as using your background knowledge plus the information from the text and readworks (which has pretty great lessons) teaches Drawing Conclusions the same way.
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/gra...sions/lesson-2
 

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