comprehending :: activating prior knowledge :: inferring :: forward inference :: elaboration :: predictive inference :: Scale ::

macro-predictive inference

Working Definition

Macro-level inferences are those inferences made between the sentence and passage level. If while reading "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" you predict that Goldilocks will like baby bear's bed best, this would be a macro-predictive inference.

This inference is forward because it it involves an inference about something that has yet to be read. It is macro because is occurs at the passage level. It is elaborative because it is not necessary to make this prediction in order to understand the text.


Prompts are found in each of the supersets.

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