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In Conclusion. Drawing Conclusions Sixth Grade. A conclusion is a sensible decision you reach based on details or facts in a story or article. . When you draw a conclusion, you use what you already know . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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In Conclusion

In ConclusionDrawing Conclusions

Sixth GradeA conclusion is a sensible decision you reach based on details or facts in a story or article.

When you draw a conclusion, you use what you already know.

Reading comprehension is the ability to read a story, understand story details, make connections among story details, and draw conclusions.

Drawing a ConclusionThe smell of peanuts and cotton candy filled the air. I heard clapping. I even heard loud bellows that sounded like elephants. I knew a circus was going on.

Drawing a conclusion is1)based on a decision about the outcome that certain conditions will produce, 2) a decision about the cause or effect of an action, and 3)a decision about the credibility of an argument.

Use your background knowledge to help you draw conclusions.Sarah waited nervously. She knew the nurse would call her next. As she stepped into the sterile office and was draped with a frontal blue cape suspended by pins, she wondered if her molars looked like those on the porcelain models in the cold, barren room. Where is Sarah?What do I already know?I know I get nervous when I wait at the dentist office.I know I would see models for healthy teeth at the dentist office.I know there is a nurse at the dentist office.

What did the story tell me?Sarah is waiting nervously. She is looking at the models of healthy teeth.She hopes her teeth will be healthy.

In ConclusionI think Sarah must be at the dentist office for a checkup.

Read this paragraph.Why do some birds migrate while others stay at home all winter? Most birds that migrate do so not because they dislike cold weather but because food is harder to find in cold weather. Seeds are available year-round, but many insects hibernate during winter. One American bird, the darcissel of the Midwest, a member of the finch family, is an eater of grasshoppers and locusts. It winters in Central and South America. In contrast, the house sparrow, another member of the finch family, is a seedeater with a short, sturdy bill that is ideally suited to cracking seeds.

What conclusions can you draw about insect eaters versus seedeaters from this paragraph?

Seeds are available year-round, so

Many insects hibernate during the winter, so

Because the house sparrow is a seedeater,

Using what you know and what you learn in the story, you can draw conclusions about the story.

Group ActivityRead the passages with a partner and answer the questions that follow.Discuss the answers as a whole class.

HomeworkRead the passages and answer the questions that follow.