Making Inferences

18 09 2012

Hello my 6th grade students and followers!

This week we are making inferences in reading. We know that an inference is when you combine evidence from your reading (words the author uses) with your schema (what you already know-prior knowledge) to make a conclusion. Watch the video below to learn more about inference.

Making inferences can be hard.  Sometimes the clues don’t add up like we think.

Your Challenge!

Make an inference about the short film below by telling me an obserservation from the film(something you know), a question (something you wonder), and an inference (something you think).  Use EVIDENCE BASED TERMS to support your inference.  Examples of evidence based terms are…

  • The boy was sad BECAUSE his dog ran away.
  • Sally loved the ocean. FOR INSTANCE, she moved to a house overlooking the ocean.
  • Henry loves whales.  FOR EXAMPLE, he often reads stories about them.
  • The force of the wind was very strong. I know because THE AUTHOR STATED that the wind could shatter a window.
  • ACCORDING TO THE TEXT, the purpose of a robot is to do a job.
  • FROM THE READING I KNOW THAT Jupiter is the largest planet in our solor system.

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39 responses to “Making Inferences”

    18 09 2012
      Jessica (14:07:34) :     Reply

    Hi Mrs. W’s class! 
    This is my inference, question, and observation about the book “The One and Only Ivan”. I think that Ivan will like living in Exit 8, because he has someone to protect now and I know if someone is suppose to be protecting someone and they don’t get to, they will like protecting someone no matter where they are. Why couldn’t Ivan protect any of the other animals in Exit 8? I know Ivan’s life will change for sure, because he now has someone to protect. This book also kind of reminds me of chapter 2 in the second Harry Potter book because Dobby is warning Harry.
    Jessica

      18 09 2012
        Mrs. Woronec (20:48:46) :     Reply

      Jessica,
      What a great observation, question and inference for The One and Only Ivan! You’ve also made some key connections to other books you have read. Our class is looking forward to see if our predictions are correct once we start reading in October. Have you read the whole book already?
      Mrs. Woronec & Class

    18 09 2012
      Jadelynn (17:07:02) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    My observation,question,and infence on partly cloudy. I know that the clouds are making things for other things. I wonder is there going to be trouble. I think that the clouds are going to help the lonely cloud.
    Jadelynn

    18 09 2012
      carole (17:14:29) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    My question, inference,and observations,about partly cloudy are,the cloud doesn’t know how to make baby’s, puppies,kittens etc.My question is how come the cloud doesn’t know how to make puppies,kittens,and baby’s.My inference is that the cloud will get sad at one point.
    Carole

    18 09 2012
      nikki smith (17:25:07) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    Observation: I now that all the babies the cloud made were mean.
    My question is that I wonder what baby the cloud will make next.
    My inference is that maybe the cloud will make a baby rhino.

    Sincerely,

    Nikki

    18 09 2012
      patrick (17:27:54) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I know that the cloud was bad at making animals that don’t harm the stork.
    I wonder why the cloud is so gray? I think the cloud is going to get better at making animal that don’t harm the stork, because the stork will help him make things like puppys so he does not get harmed again.

    Sincerely,
    Patrick

    18 09 2012
      Haley (17:53:14) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I know that the clouds make things for the storks to take to the ground. I wonder why the one cloud accidently makes things that harm the stork. I think this would be a very interesting movie to watch!

    Yours Truly,
    Haley

    18 09 2012
      Alyssa (17:58:18) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    From watching the video I found out that the cloud couldnt make everything else like the other clouds could.

    I wonderd why the bird just left the cloud.

    I think that the cloud and the bird are gonna become very good friends because the bird and the cloud hugged at the end of the video.
    Alyssa

    18 09 2012
      George (18:02:30) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I think that the crane will get so weak that it won’t be able to carry the baby animal/child because the cloud keeps giving the crane dangerous animals that hurt the crane.The cloud feels sad because when the cloud offers the crane a shark the crane goes to another cloud to get football gear to protect himself and that doesn’t work out because the electric eel shocked the crane.

    Sincerely,
    George

    18 09 2012
      lucia (18:06:52) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec
    observation- I know that the clouds make things and then they give them to the bird.
    Question-I wonder why the gray cloud can’t make anything that the other clouds can make.
    Inference- I think that the gray cloud can’t make the what the other clouds make because he is stilll learning how to make those things.

    From,
    Lucia

    18 09 2012
      Mylee (19:28:09) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs W,

    Observation-I know that the clouds are the ones that make nature.

    Inference-I think that the gray cloud could not make dogs,cats,or baby’s because he was the cloud that had to make the sea,ocean,and the land animals.

    Question-I wonder if there are any other clouds that do what the gray cloud does.

    Sincerely,
    Mylee

    18 09 2012
      Alexus Hart (19:32:36) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W.

    I observed that the stork was a really good friend and that the storm cloud only made stuff like rams and sharks and bad hurtful stuff and the stork thought well ”I’d love to carry stuff like puppy and kitty and peaceful stuff.

    My question is”Why did just the storm cloud make bad things?Is it because the storm cloud has negative energy and the lightning bolt is negative?

    I’m inferring that the storm cloud is sad when the stork flew to the other cloud and the storm cloud thought that the stork was leaving him so he got mad and made a storm then looked at the stork and lost his best friend so he cried and then he look at the feathers flying and saw over his shoulder that the stork just was asking for some safety gear and then they were best friends again.

    From: Alexus

    18 09 2012
      ian (19:59:06) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,

    My observation is that the clouds make the baby animals/humans.
    My question is how the clouds make the babies.
    I know that they form them and shock it with their lightning hands and put it in a bag and give it to the crane.

    From,
    Ian

    18 09 2012
      Natasha (20:01:38) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,

    I think that the crane will get so weak and not be able to carry any more animals\child because the cloud kept giving crane dangerous animals. Crane left because cloud tried to give crane a shark and he went to a different cloud and he thought that he left him for the other cloud.He went to the cloud to get football armor then the cloud was happy and gave crane a electric eel.

    Sincerely,
    Natasha Butler

    18 09 2012
      michael (22:01:27) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,
    partly cloudy
    Observation -I know that the clouds make humans/animals because in the video that’s all they made.

    Question-I wonder if the clouds were making those animals & humans to give to someone or something because they were giving it to a bird and the bird would fly away with the animal or human?

    Inference-I think the animals & humans were gifts for humans or kids on a special day for instance there was a lot of clouds & bird making a lot of humans & animals.
    Michael

    19 09 2012
      kaileah9 (07:07:42) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    From reading, I know that the cloud is sad because he can’t make nice cute little animals like the other clouds. All the other clouds are white and pink, while hes dark and grey. He can only make hurtful animals. It makes him sad. According to the text/video, the birds fly down and give each family an animal. I wonder why birds have to go to the clouds, get an animal, and give it to the family? I usually you give birth. I think the bird who delivers the clouds baby animals because he loves the cloud. It would be very hard for me to cary around all those painful animals.

    Sincerely,
    Kaileah:)

    19 09 2012
      cody (07:50:32) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    My observation is that the stork was going to the storm cloud but the storm cloud only made bad stuff not good stuff like the other clouds.

    My question is why did the storm cloud make nothing but,bad things while the other clouds were good.

    I’m inferring that the storm cloud gets sad when the stork leaves because the stork is his only friend than he gets angry but, than the stork has football gear to protect him.

    Cody

    19 09 2012
      anissa (08:55:03) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,
    My observation is that the clouds made animals and babies because that is all they did.My question is why the clouds are making all these things.I’m inferring that the clouds like making people happy so they send them these things that they are making.

    Sincerely,Anissa

    19 09 2012
      Kansas (08:58:09) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,
    I know that the little geese deliver babies.
    I wonder if they deliver elephants.
    Maybe they could deliver baby clouds.
    Kansas

    19 09 2012
      Mady (09:02:02) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    From reading this text, I know that all the other clouds are pink and cute except that one. Plus, I can tell that that one cloud is sad because he’s making mean animals and the others are making nice little cute animals. And my question is why is that cloud so sad. Maybe, because he woke up on the wrong side of the bed who knows. Or, he’s just not happy at some things, maybe that could be it too.

    Your student,
    Mady^.^

    19 09 2012
      Sonia (09:04:46) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    I know that the dark cloud is very sad because he can’t make cute animals and little babies for the stork to take.But I wonder why the cloud is at the bottom of all the light clouds and also he is the darkest out of all of them.I think maybe he makes baby animals for bigger animals like alligators,sharks, and so on.

    Sincerely,
    Sonia

    19 09 2012
      sidney (10:02:37) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woornec,
    I Know the cloud is bad at creating things. The reason I know this is because everything the cloud created hurt the bird. I infer that the cloud likes his assigned bird. Because when the bird left him he started crying. I wonder why the clouds made the creatures. God usually makes creations of the world.
    Sincerely,
    Sidney

    19 09 2012
      Michele (12:02:10) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec, I know that the dark cloud isn’t great at making sweet animals.I also know that the stork got hurt because the dark cloud cept making animals that weren’t so kind.I wonder why the cloud isn’t great at making cute and cuddly animals and the other clouds are experts.I think that the stork and the coud are best friends because the cloud gave the stork a rub on the head and the stork looked like it bit the clouds cheek like he was playing around.I think the stork knew in the first place that the cloud was going to get a hurtful animal because he came back with his feathers falling out.~Michele~

    19 09 2012
      michael (12:06:10) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    I knew the dark cloud wasn’t happy but sad. I wonder why he can’t get any good stuff out.I think it was because he was a special cloud.

    Sincerely,
    Michael O.

    19 09 2012
      Zane Karpi (12:06:43) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,

    I think the white clouds are the ones who make the babies and the cute animals and the gray clouds make the bad stuff like crocodiles and porcupines. The gray cloud doesn’t know how to make good things. The birds bring the animals to the correct spot of earth.

    Love,
    Zane Karpi

    19 09 2012
      Hana (12:07:24) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I think that the dark cloud really wanted to be like the other clouds and not make the mean animals.So the stork that works with that cloud probably doesn’t like almost dying
    every day.So he goes to one of the nice clouds and asks her for a football outfit to protect him from the things that the dark cloud makes.

    Sincerely,
    Hana

    19 09 2012
      Nathaniel (12:08:46) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    I know the cloud wants to make cute and nice animals but doesn’t know how to make them and only can make bad and mean ones. I know this because every time the bird came and he took the animal he got hurt. I infer the bird doesn’t like his job because he always get hurt.

    Nathaniel

    19 09 2012
      Cecilia (12:13:13) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,

    Observe-I know that the birds were picking up the things the cloud had made or formed
    Question-why we’re the birds picking up the things that the clouds made?
    Infer-I think the reason why the birds were picking up the things the clouds made because it would make them happy because if the clouds were sad it would rain and the birds probably didn’t want it to rain so thats why they did it.

    Sincerely,Cecilia

    19 09 2012
      Maegan (12:15:25) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    I know that the cloud in the story is the cloud that can only make bad animals. He only makes the ones that have sharp teeth and hurt you. My question is why is he the only cloud that does that? Why can’t he make cute little puppies? My inference is that he is just a very special cloud and he is so special he makes those types of animals. That is my observation, question, and inference.

    From ,
    Maegan:D

    19 09 2012
      Dominique (12:17:18) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W

    Observe: I know that when the cloud makes a certent baby(animal),the bird will get the baby and take it to the parents.

    Question: I wonder why the cloud is having trouble with making solf and gentle babies?

    Infer: Maybe it’s because he has a certain way of making babies.

    From, Dominique

    19 09 2012
      Garret (12:17:56) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I saw that birds were getting babies from clouds . I wonder why the birds were delivering the babies.Maybe birds were because some people say that’s where babies come from.

    Sincerely,
    Garret:)

    19 09 2012
      Tori (12:18:25) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,

    I know the clouds give the storks the babies and animals. I wonder why they give the storks babies and animals. I think the clouds give them that stuff because they need to be delivered to there parents.

    Sincerely Tori

    19 09 2012
      Olivia Owens (12:48:23) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I know that the cloud can only make bad things because he is a gray cloud. The white and pink clouds make good things because they know how to make only those kinds of things. For instance the white and pink clouds make cute things like babies and cute little puppies.

    Love,
    Olivia Owens

    19 09 2012
      Alec (12:48:47) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    I observed that all the clouds had bags full of good things while the dark clouds makes not as good things.

    My question is why the dark cloud isn’t making good things, while the other clouds are making good things.

    I infer that the bird is his only friend and the bird gets football gear to protect him.

    Alec

    19 09 2012
      Manny (12:56:47) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,

    I predict the bird will die because it keeps on getting hurt.

    Sincerely,
    Manny

    19 09 2012
      Justin (13:37:35) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs W,
    I found out that the bird that got beat was jealous. How does the clouds just make things? I think it was ok.
    From, Justin

    20 09 2012
      Audrey :3 (09:53:08) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec, I know that the birds take animals and baby’s to homes. I wonder why the thunder cloud makes big harmful animals, while the other clouds make baby’s and kittens and puppies. I think that the thunder cloud makes big animals for zoo’s. Sincerely, Audrey :3

    20 09 2012
      Josh (11:35:23) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W.
    I found the bird got tired of getting beat up from the animals the cloud was making so he went to the other cloud. Why do the clouds make animals? I think it was pretty good.
    Sincerely,
    Josh

    20 09 2012
      Serena (12:07:51) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec

    I think that the white clouds make cute baby animals and the gray cloud makes bad animals that can hurt you such as a porcupine, a electric eel, a baby alligator ect.

    I wonder why the gray cloud makes bad animals.

    Maybe it’s because he doesn’t know how to make cute baby animals.

    From,
    Serena

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