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Series: Inferential Comprehension


Building Your Clue-Seeking Skills

Building Your Clue-Seeking Skills

When you encounter an inferential comprehension question, the answer isn't on the page. Often, there's no one correct answer. This video explains how to find clues by reading a text carefully and making connections between what's written and...Show More
Making Inferences From Dialogue

Making Inferences From Dialogue

When a writer uses the 'show, don't tell' technique to communicate a narrative, the reader must work out what is happening by making inferences. This video demonstrates how to 'read between the lines', looking at how dialogue is delivered, to...Show More
Making Inferences From Evaluative Language

Making Inferences From Evaluative Language

Reviewers use evaluative language to make judgments and express their feelings and opinions about people or things, even if they don't state their views outright. This video discusses how you can infer the meaning of a restaurant review by...Show More
Making Inferences from Figurative Language

Making Inferences from Figurative Language

Figurative language appeals to your imagination and asks you to make connections between what is written in the text and what you already know about the world. This video illustrates how to infer meaning from figurative language to gain a deeper...Show More
Using Prior Knowledge to Understand a Text

Using Prior Knowledge to Understand a Text

Often, there's more to a text than just the words you can see. This video shows how, by thinking through what you already know about a topic, you can identify the unstated or inferred messages in a text and gain a better understanding of a...Show More
Using Text Features and Word Clues as Evidence

Using Text Features and Word Clues as Evidence

The features of any text, such as structure, word choice or grammar, provide hints and clues to help you understand its type and purpose. This video demonstrates how you can look for these features in a recipe and a book review to determine the...Show More