Generalizations & Conclusions

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.


       

Graphic Organizers

Tree Map Network Tree Map
Layer Hierarchy Layered Hierarchy
brace Brace Map
Problem Solution Problem/Solution Outline

 

Summary and Constructed-Response Templates

Conclusion/Generalization Summary
MEL-con    

 

Questions/ Prompts

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).