What is synthesis in English?
1a : the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole. b : the production of a substance by the union of chemical elements, groups, or simpler compounds or by the degradation of a complex compound.
What does the Greek word synthesis mean?
From Latin synthesis, from Ancient Greek σύνθεσις (súnthesis, “a putting together; composition”), from συντίθημι (suntíthēmi, “put together, combine”), from συν- (sun-, “together”) + τίθημι (títhēmi, “set, place”).
What does inference mean in reading?
Observations occur when we can see something happening. In contrast, inferences are what we figure out based on an experience. Helping students understand when information is implied, or not directly stated, will improve their skill in drawing conclusions and making inferences.
What are examples of inferences?
Inference is using observation and background to reach a logical conclusion. You probably practice inference every day. For example, if you see someone eating a new food and he or she makes a face, then you infer he does not like it. Or if someone slams a door, you can infer that she is upset about something.
How do you teach inferences?
8 Activities to Build Inference SkillsClass Discussion: How We Use Inferences Every Day. Make an Anchor Chart. Use the New York Times What’s Going On in This Picture Feature. Watch Pixar Short Films. Use Picture Task Cards and What is it? Teach With Wordless Books. Making Multiple Inferences from the Same Picture. Thought Bubbles With Text.