What's the big idea? Can this idea be applied to other situations? One hallmark of learning is the ability to analyze a reading passage, identify the main idea, draw a conclusion, and then form a generalization that applies more universally. Help critical thinkers hone their skills with a packet that not only identifies the differences between conclusions and generalizations, but also provides graphic organizers that model the process.
- Use a short fiction or nonfiction text to model the process; ask class members to repeat the process with another story
- Appropriate for all subject areas
- Designed for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) but applicable for any classroom
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- The packet includes templates for a variety of graphic organizers that model how to craft conclusions and then generalizations
- No reading passages are included, making the worksheets versatile for use in any lesson