comprehending :: activating prior knowledge :: inferring ::

backward inference

"These inference types can be further subdivided, into those which occur in a backwards direction relative to the progression of narrative time (connecting, explanatory inferences), and those which occur in a forwards direction (predictive inferences)" (Smith, E., & Hancox, P. 2001, p. 311) 

Working Definition

Backward inferring is the act of the reader developing implied understandings by reflecting upon what has already been read.


Prompts are found in each of the subsets.

More information about this inferring taxonomy.

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