Inferring is definitely a higher level thinking and because of this, students are not able to go back into the text and highlight the exact answer. The answer comes from putting many pieces of the text together with their own knowledge. Students have to also explain evidence of their answers. How do you know the girl is sad? What evidence do you have?
Have your child retell you the story of The Jones Family Express and then have them check out this website that helps with our vocabulary words.