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Teachers can use drawing conclusions lesson plans to help students learn how to connect their background knowledge to text.
Students practice the higher order thinking skill of drawing conclusions.  In this language instructional activity, students use the Miss Navajo pageant to discuss the role of language in selecting a winner.  They view portions of the pageant, and try to draw conclusions about the effect of the language portion on the overall outcome of the pageant.  Students use the information from the video segment to complete graphic organizers.
Second graders look at the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions. In this drawing conclusions instructional activity, 2nd graders read a passage and find areas where information is given and others where they have to think to find what happened. 
Students complete activities to compare, contrast, and draw conclusions for a lesson about the Florida Everglades. In this drawing conclusions lesson, students watch videos about a scientists study of pig frogs that live in the Florida Everglades and complete a note taking worksheet. Students draw conclusions, read independently, and draw conclusions.
Students draw conclusions based on a video they watch about towns that thrive on Polka music. For this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students discuss the conclusions with each other based on the implied information they see in the video.
Fourth graders read a comprehension passage and answer short answer questions and then identify their answers as explicit information or drawing conclusions. In this comprehension lesson plan, 4th graders do this as a whole and individuals.
Students read historical fiction.  In this drawing conclusions lesson, students learn how to draw conclusions from text, specifically historical fiction.  Students read Molly's Pilgrim and complete a graphic organizer where they answer comprehension questions.
In this interpreting information and drawing conclusions instructional activity, learners read a paragraph as well a text selection. Students respond to 10 short answer questions on the sheet.
Pupils view images and draw conclusions based on what they see happening in the pictures. In this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students also write a paragraph and their classmates have to draw a conclusion based on their writing.
Fourth graders draw conclusions and make inferences by first seeing the teacher model the behavior and then practicing it on their own.
Third graders identify explicit information and draw conclusions from text. In this instructional lesson, 3rd graders review models of each question type (explicit and conclusion) and practice reading a passage to answer questions.
Students draw conclusions from the short story Ssssssilent Hunter and listen to the clues to find out what animal is being described. In this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students explain why they think the animal is what they concluded.
Pupils discuss times they predict what will happen next. They compare this to using the information given in a piece of literature to predict what will happen next in the story. Students listen as the teacher reads an excerpt from The Monkey's Paw. Pupils predict what they think will be happening using foreshadowing. Students discuss which parts of the story led them to make their predictions.
Ninth graders apply the processes of scientific investigation to determine how the number of breaths affect the distance a balloon rocket travels. Students work in groups creating a model, gathering data, drawing conclusions and communicating results.
Students examine and draw conclusions from an excerpt from a slave narrative. They analyze excerpts from two recently discovered slave narratives. They draw connections among the narrative excerpts and historical texts by investigating some of the themes. Finally they reflect on their own places in the histories of their families or communities for readers in the next century.
Fifth graders explore child labor and how children were exploited and used in the work place. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 5th graders research child labor by reading, looking at photographs and drawing conclusions then sharing their ideas with the class. Students also compare and contrast laws today to those in 1915.
Each literary skill is linked to a part of speech in this ELD lesson plan, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Grizzly Bear Family Book, The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home," and "My Side of the Mountain"). Learners practice making generalizations with adverbs, noting details with prepositions, and drawing conclusions with pronouns. The sentence frames and vocabulary lists are differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels.
Explore the Wild West with this lesson, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text, as well as drawing conclusions and persuading others. This includes three differentiated levels of vocabulary lists and sentence frames, which reinforce grammar skills.
Explore anthills, bat and bird baseball, and the world of safety with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Officer Buckle and Gloria," "ANTS," and "The Great Ball Game"). Your 2nd grade ELD learners will enjoy the lively animals in the stories as they practice their prepositions and conjunctions, as well as drawing conclusions and cause and effect, in several sentence frames. This instructional activity is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Eighth graders demonstrate how to set up and organize data in the form of a graph and then draw conclusions from the graph. They read a table, make a line graph, construct a poster using application, synthesis, analysis, evaluation.

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