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Vocabulogic: Infer: Make Bricks WITH Straw! (video)

Inference is essential to comprehension

A ten minute video "slideshow" that illustrates why inferring is essential to good reading comprehension

Topic knowledge is essential to inference and inference is essential to comprehension. Readers are almost always required to draw an inference, connecting what they know with what was written to make sense of what was NOT written. Authors omit information, assuming the reader will "get it" but if we have frail or faulty knowledge of the topic we cannot easily infer. We cannot make bricks without straw! (To fully understand that figurative expression prior knowledge was required.)