2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

34. Inference: Multiple Contributions to Comprehension

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Session Dates

Wednesday June 15, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Webinar

Comprehension involves creating a meaningful representation of the text within the reader’s mind. The skilled reader builds this mental model by intertwining background knowledge with the semantics, syntax, structure of the text. Inference plays a critical role in integrating and constructing this representation at successive levels of understanding including the meaning of words, sentences and what is implied in the text. Let’s explore inference, its multiple contributions to comprehension and related instructional implications and applications.

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Nancy Hennessy M.Ed.

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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