Identify Conclusions or Generalizations

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a short fiction or nonfiction text to model the process; ask class members to repeat the process with another story
Classroom Considerations

  • Appropriate for all subject areas
  • Designed for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) but applicable for any classroom
Pros

  • 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
Cons

  • None
Common Core