# Inference vs Prediction - Presentation

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A teaching presentation outlining the similarities and differences between an inference and a prediction.

Inferring and predicting are valuable skills for students to apply when engaging with and responding to texts. However, it can sometimes be difficult distinguishing the difference between the two.

Use this teaching presentation when examining the differences between making inferences and making predictions with your students.

This teaching presentation covers the following concepts:

• descriptions of inference
• descriptions of prediction
• similarities between inference and prediction
• differences between inference and prediction
• examples of using inference and prediction
• activities to consolidate the students’ knowledge.

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#### Common Core Curriculum alignment

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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