comprehending :: activating prior knowledge :: inferring :: [backward inference :: (cohesive inference or elaborative inference) or forward inference :: predictive inference] :: Process ::

logical inference

"A written text can convey only a limited amount of information to a reader; the reader's mind must fill in the gaps with logical inferences." (Dorn, L. J., & Soffos, C., 2005, p. 18) 

Working Definition

Those inferences that are based upon a process of logic, typically regarding events and occurrences in the text. The distinction between logical and emotional inferences is not one without numerous murky overlaps. The distinction is made here for the sake of monitoring balance in both the types of inferences the students make and the those that the teacher prompts for.


Prompts are found in each of the supersets.

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