Lessons & Units
Combining background knowledge, personal experience and textual information to determine meaning.
Lesson 1
Draw a conclusion from a given action
Lesson 2
Draw a conclusion from verbal cues
Lesson 3
Draw a conclusion from clues in a story
Use textual clues to explain how a conclusion was reached
  • In the Night
Lesson 1
Use pictures and context clues to draw conclusions about a missing word
  • I Can't Get My Turtle To Move
Lesson 2
Use background knowledge to draw a reasonable conclusion about a story
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Lesson 3
Use background knowledge, pictures, and context clues to draw a reasonable conclusion about a story
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Lesson 1
Identify the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions
  • A Scared Tiger
Lesson 2
Identify and describe personal connections to the text
  • Julius, the Baby of the World
  • Ira Sleeps Over
Lesson 3
Identify and describe connections between one text and another
  • Ira Sleeps Over
  • Ira Says Goodbye
Lesson 4
Identify and describe connections between a text and the world
  • African American Leaders
  • American Symbols

Unit Reading Passages

  • African Animals
  • Awesome Animal Homes
  • Look at Leaves
  • Super Survival Skills
  • Heading West
Lesson 1
Identify the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions
  • Caught in a Lie
Lesson 2
Use background knowledge to draw a conclusion from historical fiction
Use textual evidence to draw a conclusion from historical fiction
Use personal experience to draw a conclusion from historical fiction
  • Molly's Pilgrim
  • Out West

Unit Reading Passages

  • Birth of a Mighty River
  • Bringing Books to Life
  • In Memory of Dr. King
  • Saving the Animals
  • Why Learn Chinese
Lesson 1
Identify and describe the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions
  • The Great Gift

Unit Reading Passages

  • All Split Up
  • Rain Forest Rescue
  • Robo Helpers
  • Space Vacation
  • Spiders and a Balanced Diet

Drawing Conclusions lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Riding Freedom
Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

Unit Reading Passages

  • Finger Food
  • Great Wall Great Jump
  • Green Machines
  • Paradise Lost
  • Star Spangled Relic

Drawing Conclusions lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
Chasing Vermeer
Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
The Westing Game

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Museum of Their Own
  • A Tricky Move
  • Great Lakes
  • Not-So-Loony Toons
  • Security Buzz