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Inference made from the Text

Prediction

Definition:

  • Prediction is the art of interpreting or making an opinion from the information available.
  • It involves anticipating and making an opinion based on a given situation.
  • Prediction makes the reader connect to their knowledge and experience what they see, feel, and observe at present.
  • It is not always necessary that the prediction can be just one, rather there can be multiple predictions that can be obtained from the same information.
  • The information that is used in prediction can be in any form, not just text but in the form of images, graphs, etc.
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Examples :

  1. It was a wonderful day. Anushka and her family decided to spend this weekend at the Morni hills. They packed enough dry food and some necessary things for trekking and adventure sports.
    • Predict how they spend their day.
      Boy

    They participated in different adventure activities. They trekked up the hill. Some of them participated in paragliding. They stayed in a camp at night in the forest. They must have had a very refreshing experience.

  2. Neha’s mother had given her some work to go out with her friends. Neha, instead of finishing her work, began to watch television. Neha’s mother came inside the room and found her watching television.
    Boy
    • Neha gets a lot of scolding from her mother.
    • Neha turned off the television and finished her work.

How does prediction help us?

  • It helps to judge or assume future events based on the available information.
  • Prediction enhances the imaginative power of students.
  • Prediction make students to think actively out of the box to arrive at some conclusion.
  • Prediction improves the comprehension skills of learners as it makes them observe every information more carefully.
  • Sometimes readers can predict the theme of the passage or moral of the story just by having experience of the style of the author and his dominant tone if they have come across his writing in the past.

Common Mistake

We need to be very attentive to the available information in the form of images or text to make the right prediction.

Examples :

Boy

It was a wonderful day. Anushka and her family decided to spend this weekend at the Morni Hills. They packed enough dry food and some necessary things for trekking and adventure sports.
Here, we can see the clues given in the description, like ‘trekking’ and ‘adventure sports’. Even the image gives us many such clues, like the parachute, camp etc.

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