Last week, we added another tool to our reading toolbox - making inferences. Readers make inferences to help them better understand the text. An inference is when you take clues from the text or pictures and use your background knowledge (schema) to understand what is not said in the text. Last week we used our schema and facial expressions in the illustrations to infer character feelings. This week, while reading the book, Where Are You Going, Manyoni?, we used text/picture clues and our schema to infer the meaning of an unknown word.