Making Inferences NOT Predictions Prediction part of inferring can check your accuracy as you read can find if you were right or wrong Inference more precise reading between the lines filling in (in your head) what’s not written in the text Good Readers… infer to figure out what the author is saying read between the … Read more
Sequence is the order in which events happen. SIGNAL / TRANSITION WORDS FOR RECOGNIZING SEQUENCE first second third at the beginning finally prior to afterwards shortly thereafter while subsequently next simultaneously at the same time then following that when later now soon during at (in) the end the first/next/last thing suddenly before last after Sequence … Read more
Expository Text: It explains to the reader how to do something without having prior knowledge. The Important Parts: It has true facts You can learn something new You can read it for pleasure or to do research (Isn’t that an interesting observation?) Title, Index, Glossary, Headings (we decided to call these ways to organize the … Read more
Below is an anchor chat we made in class that provides example of themes across texts.