Lessons & Units

Drawing Conclusions 3rd Grade Unit


Lesson 1 Explicit Information versus Drawing Conclusions Identify the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions.
Lesson 2 Drawing Conclusions from Historical Fiction 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.

Unit Extension Ideas

  • Have students read reading passages provided on the website and identify the questions as Drawing Conclusions or Explicit Information. Then, have students answer the questions.
  • As students read historical fiction independently or in literature groups, have them complete a graphic organizer about their thinking and the conclusions they draw from the text. (See Additional Activity A Worksheet in Teacher and Student Materials below.)
  • As students read books independently or in their literature groups, have them draw conclusions about the main character in the story. Their conclusions should be based on the character’s traits. They should also justify their thoughts with evidence from the text..
  • When reading nonfiction, have the students record facts and inferences on a graphic organizer. (See Additional Activity B Worksheet below.)
  • After reading Concepts of Comprehension passages, have students write drawing conclusions and explicit information questions. Then, have students exchange the questions with a partner and identify the questions as drawing conclusions or explicit information. Finally, have students answer the questions.
  • Have students read newspaper articles or Concepts of Comprehension passages and then draw conclusions about current events, based on historical knowledge.

User Comments

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Great activities

I love the resources provided on your website. The passages are high interest and provide the type of questioning our students will confront on standardized tests. Additionally, the questioning helps us assess a student's grasp of a newly introduced strategy and helps us plan accordingly.