Inferring- “reading between the lines” or using the clues within the text to give you a deeper understanding of your reading.
Implied – something that is suggested or hinted at, not stated.
Prior knowledge- (sometimes called schema) what you know about that world that you bring to the text, such as information, ideas, and experiences.
Cloze activity – (also called a cloze procedure) a passage that has some words missing (such as every fifth word) and is used as a reading tool.
When you read, you need to think about what you already know and combine that with what the text says in order to make meaning, a process which is called inferring or drawing conclusions.
Conclusions are when you put together the text clues to come up with the whole picture. Inferences are when you look at the whole picture and fill in the missing parts.