34. Inference: Multiple Contributions to Comprehension | 2022 Literacy Symposium

Speaking: Nancy Hennessy

Access all of the sessions at https://pattanliteracysymposium22.sched.com/ 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.