comprehending :: activating prior knowledge :: inferring :: backward inference :: cohesive inference :: Scale ::

macro-cohesive inference

Working Definition

Macro-level inferences are those inferences made between the sentence and passage level. If after reading "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" you think that the villagers felt they had been taken advantage as the reason they didn't show up the final time the boy cried "wolf" this would be a macro-cohesive inference.

This inference is backward because it it involves an inference about something that had yet to be read. It is macro because is occurs at the passage level. It is cohesive because it is necessary to understand this in order to understand the text.


Prompts are found in each of the supersets.

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