You make an
inference when you use clues from the story to figure out
something that the author doesn't
When you make an
able to identify the
clues that you
Read this story
about Pete and his friend Ted.
Pete called Ted Tuesday afternoon and invited him
to come to his house after dinner to watch a movie.
It had been a long, boring day, and Ted was excited
to have something to do. After dinner, he hopped on
his bike and pedaled over to Pete's house. The house
was dark, and when he rang the bell, there was no
answer. Ted turned around, hopped back on his bike,
and rode home.
What had Ted concluded?
clues in the story helped you to make this
Read this story about Patti.
"Achoo!" Patti sneezed. She sneezed again and then a third time. She felt very warm and her head hurt. She dragged herself out of bed and called her boss. She told her boss she wouldn't be going to work.
Why wasn't Patti going to work?
clues in the story helped you to make
able to identify the clues you used when making an
For practice in
making inferences, click on the flower.