Lessons & Units

Drawing Conclusions 4th Grade Unit


Lesson 1 Explicit Information versus Drawing Conclusions Identify and describe the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions.

Unit Extension Ideas

  • Have students read Explicit Information and Drawing Conclusions Reading Passages (provided on the website), answer the questions, and label them as Explicit Information or Drawing Conclusion questions.
  • Have students read passages available on the website and write their own Explicit Information and Drawing Conclusions questions. Have students trade their questions with a partner and label them as either EI or DC before answering them.
  • As students read stories independently or in Literature Groups, have them record connections and label them as text–to–self, text–to–text, or text–to–world in their journals.
  • Have students read book, movie, theater, or sports reviews and draw conclusions about what and how the author felt.
  • Provide poems for students to read. Then have students draw conclusions about the images and ideas in the poems using clues the poet provides and their own prior knowledge.
  • Have students read newspaper articles or Concepts of Comprehension© Reading Passages and then draw conclusions about current events based on historical knowledge.

More Books for Teaching Drawing Conclusions

Sarah, Plain and Tall
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Rose Blanche
The Wall
Bull Run

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