Inferring is a reading skill that helps us to understand what is happening in a text. When we infer, we are figuring out what is happening in a text using the text clues, and our own knowledge of what these clues mean. Read the example below to help you understand how to infer, and then work through this booklet. As you answer the questions in the booklet, be sure to explain your answer. For example, "I think ______ because the text/picture said _______. " Inferring example: The dark clouds loomed in the sky, and the sound of the loud, cracking thunder roared in my ears. "Oh no!" cried Ella. "We are definitely not going to be allowed to play outside now," moaned Rachael. In this text, the girls inferred that they would not be able to play outside, because there were clouds in the sky, and thunder erupting. The girls used their own knowledge of the weather to infer that this meant it was probably about to run. The girls used the clues (clouds and thunder) and their own knowledge (clouds and thunder usually equal rain) to make an inference that they weren't going to be allowed to play outside. Watch the video attached for another example of inferring.