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Students gain a strong foundation for reading, writing, and using nonfiction through this lesson. They gain an awareness and general understanding what text structures are. Students also identify and interpret what clues they can use to identify the text structure of a piece of writing.
Fourth graders read an excerpt from The Widow's Broom. They go back into the text and answer a question that they composed before reading the selection. They work with a partner to re-read the text to find other examples of conclusions previously arrived at. These are added to a graphic organizer.
Students 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. Students predict what they think will be happening using foreshadowing. Students discuss which parts of the story led them to make their predictions.
Sixth graders review organizational elements of informational text to locate important ideas. They enhance their skills by writing a simple citation, and evaluate one another's summaries for effectiveness. Several worksheets are included to help your writers create their summary, but the Transition Words and Phrases page is especially helpful. Dozens of transition words are provided for your young learners to select and experiment with. 
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white board). After completing a think-aloud in front of the class, engage learners in a guided practice activity. For independent practice, groups identify a problem and discuss two possible solutions before drafting their own problem/solution essay.
This lesson leaves a lot to the imagination, so think twice before clicking go. Your class can choose and animal to research on the Internet. They use three informational articles to gather information, identify important details, compare and contrast, and to draw conclusions.
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.
How does recognizing the author's purpose help you draw conclusions about a topic? Using two articles (both are attached), learners brainstorm why each author wrote each article. Are their purposes similar or different? Learners use a basic T-chart to collect and organize information during a class discussion. 
Second graders connect reading to writing by making predictions, completing text to world connections, solving problems, and more. In this reading and writing lesson plan, 2nd graders draw conclusions after reading and write them down.
Making connections to the text you're reading may help build a deeper appreciation and understanding of the material. Second graders practice making text to self and text to life connections as they read two passages; one about Martin Luther King and one about American symbols. As a class they read and then chart what they know about the text and why. They independently compose a paragraph describing how they used prior knowledge to connect to each piece. 
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas. Also included are graphic organizers, story maps, and worksheets that can be printed and used in conjunction with each outlined teaching strategy. Fantastic!
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.
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.
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.
Learners explore issues contributing to current tensions between Pakistan and India, drawing conclusions about how the conflict came about and where it may be heading. They Participate in an in-class "diplomacy summit"; create a scrapbook of ongoing coverage of events in Pakistan and India.
Teach youngsters how to evaluate background knowledge, pictures, and context clues to draw a reasonable conclusion about a story. They practice using the discussed clues as they read the story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. They create charts noting what clues they used to draw conclusions about specific events in the story.
Ninth graders use scientific investigation to count how many breaths change the distance of a balloon rocket.  In this drawing conclusions lesson students work in groups to create a model, gather data and draw conclusions. 
Learners put their reading comprehension skills to practice. In this interpreting text instructional activity, students read "Chief Red Jacket's Reply," and then respond to questions that require them to reason, infer, and analyze the selection.
Third graders conduct surveys from a selected number of people. Then students use this data to create various kinds of graphs. After completion of the graphs, they analyze their data and then draw conclusions from this data.
Third graders examine data. In this graphing lesson, 3rd graders write surveys and conduct the surveys in class. Students record their data on the Data Collection Instrument and graph it. Student analyze the data and draw conclusions based on the data.

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