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Students draw conclusions about literature.  In this drawing conclusions lesson, students read a passage and choose details that assist in drawing conclusions.  Students discuss what can be inferred from the passage to draw a conclusion about the passage.
In this drawing conclusions learning exercise, students read the story "The First Game" and answer the 5 questions, drawing conclusions about the text.
Help youngsters make connections between two different texts. They read two stories about the same character, Ira Sleeps Over and Ira Says Goodbye. They discuss how the character of Ira acts in each of the stories, how he is the same or different. Note: While the lesson is aligned to the common core it may take a little work to fit the standard exactly. 
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details to draw conclusions about the horse and rider, then write a story from a unique perspective.
Students use video and the Internet to make predictions, draw conclusions, determine conflict and point of view while reading a short story. In this short story analysis instructional activity, students watch a related video and complete a prediction activity. Students discuss the point of view types and research them online. Students discuss the given literary devices and find examples in the story. Students write their own short story.
Learners use a model to conduct an experiment involving dam construction. Based on their observations, they draw conclusions about social, economic, and and environmental issues and make a decision concerning dam location. As a group, students use clay and water to test possible site locations for a dam on a model, keeping a record of the trials. Individually, learners answer three questions, choosing a site for a dam and explaining and exploring ramifications of the choice.
Students draw conclusions from the short story Ssssssilent Hunter and listen to the clues to find out what animal is being described. For this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students explain why they think the animal is what they concluded.
With their teachers guidance students will use the story "Out of the Blue" to make character inferences. They use the Inspiration program to make a bubble map that shows the words from the text that lead them to a particular inference. This is a good way to help visual learners conceptualize the inference process.
Students read the story Ira Sleeps Over and write something about the end of the story that they have a connection with in their own life. In this text to self lesson plan, students look for something that helps them relate to the story better.
Should newspapers and broadcast news programs show images of violence, destruction, and death? Challenge your class to join the debate. After reading and discussing the New York Times article, “Breaking a Taboo, Editors Turn to Images of Death,” each class member is given an article and an accompanying emotionally charged photograph. Individuals then respond to a series of questions about whether or not the photo should be published.
How do you figure out the meaning of a word you don't know? Young readers develop skills to identifying missing words in a story using context clues. Picture clues are used to identify covered words in the story I Can’t Get My Turtle to Move. After the exercise they discuss how they can use context clues to better understand an unknown word. 
The proof is in the probate record. Much can be learned about history by investigating old, primary source documents. Class members hone their detective skills by examing the 1759 probate record of Sarah Green. Who was this lady? Was she relatively wealthy? Was she educated? Married women at that time could not own real property yet Sarah's probate record reveals she owned a lot of stuff. What then can be deduced? Guided by study questions, class members draw conclusions from the information recorded on the document.
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In this reading comprehension lesson plan, 6th graders read the novel, The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin. Students practice exploring the process of drawing conclusions from details to solve a mystery. Students interact with a Clue Tracker worksheet.
Young scholars complete a worksheet.  In this author's opinion lesson, students learn how to determine an author's opinion when it is not explicitly stated in the text.  Young scholars answer fact and opinion questions and use them to draw conclusions about the author's opinion.
Students make cut-out gingerbread cookies. After reading "The Gingerbread Boy", their cookies "disappear" and students must make predictions and draw conclusions about what happened to their cookies.
Using four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("My Name is Maria Isabel," "Marven of the Great North Woods," "The Last Dragon," and "Sing to the Stars"), fourth-grade English language learners practice literacy and grammar skills. Differentiated vocabulary lists and sentence frames help them to address the necessary standards at their appropriate skill level.
Take a trip to the stars with this lesson, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out There"). Not only will your class enjoy the exciting tales of astronomy, they will be able to practice their listening and speaking skills as well as reading and writing. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Sixth graders determine a character's motive while reading a text. For this motive lesson, 6th graders discuss motivation and how that can impact a character's actions. Students read passages about suspects and try to solve a crime while reading the book, Sammy Keyes and The Hotel Thief
While reading Shoes from Grandpa, by Mem Fox, learners will be able to draw conclusions. They will use story and picture clues to answer questions throughout the story. You can modify this for any story!

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