The Solution to Reading Comprehension
Lessons & Units
Drawing Conclusions Kindergarten Unit
Lesson 1 Actions Draw a conclusion from a given action.
Lesson 2 Verbal Cues Draw a conclusion from verbal cues.
- As you read books aloud, ask students questions to help them draw conclusions about a story.
- Give clues to students about an object and have them guess the object based on your clues.
- Continue to play guessing games such as “charades” or “What’s in the Bag?” for students to practice drawing conclusions from visual or verbal clues. Students can play “What’s in the Bag?” with shape blocks or other interesting classroom objects. For example, put a block in the bag and have students formulate questions based on the characteristics of its shape.
- Have students write or draw a description of an object and have a partner guess the object.
- During shared writing, work to create riddles such as, “Which animal has 8 legs?” Later, have students write their own riddles about animals on the front of a folded piece of paper. Inside the fold, have students draw the animal. Students can take turns guessing the answer to the riddle based on the clues. (See Additional Activity A in Teacher and Student Materials below.)