What is making an inference?
Making inferences is a comprehension strategy used by proficient readers to “read between the lines,” make connections, and draw conclusions about the text’s meaning and purpose. You already make inferences all of the time.
What is specific evidence?
Specific evidence is detailed. It includes the following: Specific facts. Stories of certain times, places, events, moments, people.
What are nonfiction text features?
Nonfiction Text Features are the features that help a reader to navigate a Nonfiction Text more easily. Examples of Nonfiction Text Features include…Table of Contents, Headings, Bold Words, Captions, Photographs, Graphs, Charts, Illustrations, Glossary, and Index.
How do you punctuate text evidence?
Before a dialogue quote: place a comma. Open the T.E. with two regular quotation marks. Open the Dialogue with a SINGULAR quotation mark (if the dialogue is first in the T.E., it looks like three quotation marks in a row). Finish the dialogue with punctuation: If it’s not a question or exclamation mark, use a COMMA!
What are the purpose of text features?
Text features help you locate important information in a text. Knowing the purpose of the text feature helps you decide at which text feature to look when you want to understand your text better. Organized by purpose, the chart identifies text features and how they help the reader.
What are the different text types with examples?
Broadly speaking, there are two main text types, factual and literary. Within these are many more narrowly defined text types. Factual text types include such types as factual description, recount, or persuasive. Literary text types include such types as poetry, narrative or personal response.
How can you determine a central idea of a text?
To “determine a central idea” of a text means to figure out the author’s main point or message about a topic.
- Examine the title and any blurbs included before the body of the text.
- Pay close attention to the opening and closing paragraphs.
- What is the topic?
How do you find evidence in a text?
No matter what kind of text you are examining, follow these important steps as strategies:
- Read and understand the question or claim.
- Closely read the text to find the answer.
- Note inferences and quotations from the passage that support the answer or claim.
- Analyze the evidence.