Base 2 English

Skellig is a children’s novel by the British author David Almond, published in 1998.

Currently, Year 5 and 6 are using Skellig as their whole class text and some of the English tasks are based around this.  

Today’s task for Base 2 is inference.

What is inference? 

An inference is any step in logic that allows someone to reach a conclusion based on evidence or reasoning.

It is similar to a conclusion or a deduction. 

Inferences are very important when reading a story or text andis a good reading comprehension skill.

When we make inferences while reading, we are using evidence provided by the author to draw our own logical conclusions.

Since publication, Skellig has been printed in several editions, each with differing designs on the cover.

Today, children are looking at the different book covers and using inference skills to see how a book cover can help you predict what will happen in a story.

They are working in groups to look at what is appealing, what is interesting and what the cover might tell you about the book.

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