The reader uses information from the text to reach a conclusion.
Draw an inference from this text: When Jason asked Sara to be his date for the prom, her eyes lit up, and she smiled. for a moment she didn't say a word. Will Sara say yes?
The bright eyes and smile are evidence that Sara will say yes.
What conclusion (s) can you draw from the passage?
The rain poured down. the players and the coach sat in their dugout, wondering if this rain would deprive the seniors of their last change for revenge.
The baseball team is scheduled to play a team that had beaten them earlier in the season (or the previous year).
What are three types of context clues?
1. a definition or synonym 2. an antonym 3. the general meaning of the passage
Use context clues to define the word in brackets: We expected a [tirade]; instead, the teacher praised our efforts in a brief, happy speech.