Another inference framework is the word equation “I notice + I already know = So now I am thinking…” You and your students can use this framework to organize thoughts and create inferences.
I notice (the text or data)
I already know (my background knowledge)
So now I’m thinking (put the two together to make an inference)
Read the following text and finish the inference equation:
Text: Booker T. Washington, “My View of Segregation Laws”, 1915. https://billofrightsinstitute.org/activities/booker-t-washington-my-view-of-segregation-laws-1915
“Summarizing the matter in the large, segregation is ill advised because
1. It is unjust.
2. It invites other unjust measures.
3. It will not be productive of good, because practically every thoughtful Negro resents its injustice and doubts its sincerity. . . .
4. It is unnecessary.
5. It is inconsistent. The Negro is segregated from his white neighbor, but white business men are not prevented from doing business in Negro neighborhoods.
6. There has been no case of segregation of Negroes in the United States that has not widened the breach between the two races. Wherever a form of segregation exists it will be found that it has been administered in such a way as to embitter the Negro and harm more or less the moral fiber of a white man. . . .
Finally, as I have said in another place, as white and black learn daily to adjust, in a spirit of justice and fair play, those interests which are individual and racial, and to see and feel the importance of those fundamental interests which are common, so will both races grow and prosper. In the long run no individual and no race can succeed which sets itself at war against the common good; for “in the gain or loss of one race, all the rest have equal claim.””
Finish the following word stems:
I notice (short answer)
I already know (short answer)
So now I’m thinking (short answer)