Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about text and support them with textual evidence and/or prior knowledge.
Draw conclusions about general conditions/ situations/events based on information in a passage.
Understand the rationale behind a policy or procedure.Differentiate between reasoning based on fact versus reasoning based on opinions, emotional appeals, or other persuasive techniques.
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Summary and Constructed-Response Templates
1. Can you say that most______? Why or why not?
2. Based upon the events, what can you conclude about __________?
3. You may predict that . . .
4. During the time _____takes place, _____ is . . .
5. The author’s ___ can best be described as . . .
6. Which of the following best describes what may happen next?
7. The main character appears to believe that . . .
8. One thing that you might expect _____ to say about _____ is . . .
9. It can be reasonably inferred from __ that . . .
10. One thing that you might expect would happen when ________ is . . .
11. According to _____ the author suggests that . . .
12. Researchers are searching for _____ that can best be described as . . .
13. Which of the following bests assesses the narrator’s assessment of . . . ?
14. How is ______ a significant part of _______?
15. After _____ happens, you can likely conclude that ______ will happen.
16. It can be reasonably inferred that the answer that _______ would give is . . .
17. Which detail support the conclusion that . . . ?
Hand Signals for Focusing on the Skills & Strategies
Hold you hand up in the air and pretend you are holding a crayon. Then draw in the air and clinch your fist (draw conclusions).