students will be able to Examine details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
When reading literature, if an answer to a question is found directly in the text it is an explicit detail.
Often, the author does not explicitly tell us every detail in a text, so we must make inferences.
An inference is when a reader uses details from the story and background knowledge they have on the topic to draw a conclusion.
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