THE ARRIVAL BY SHAUN TAN
3/4J today you are going to watch the story of ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. All I want you to do is infer. Below we will recap what readers do when they infer as they read. You will need your notepads to record as you watch the clip. REMEMBER – only write down what you Infer is happening and what the clip is about.
What I Infer (I think….., Maybe ……..)
We use our observations and our questions to infer what is not written in the text
We are like detectives looking for cluse and evidence to hope us think about what it might mean (Schema + Evidence = Inference)
What is my interpretation of the text?
We need to think about
– What is it that our observations are telling us about the character? What inferences can I make? Eg. age, personality, how they feel
– What is it that our observations are telling us about the setting? What inferences can I make? Eg. time, place, does the setting give me any helpful information about the characters?
– What is it that our observations are telling us about the possible problem in the story?
Good readers infer. They observe details in the text, ask questions and then use their schema and evidence from the text / picture to infer what is not directly written in the text.