Drawing Conclusion /Inferences

A. Johnson AVID Week Of 4/27

Let's Use Evidence To Make Inferences and Draw Conclusions!

TEKS Fig. 19 8th Grade :

(B) Ask literal, interpretive, evaluative, and universal questions

(D) Make complex inferences and use evidence to support understanding

(E) Make intertextual links among and across texts, including other media and provide evidence




Engage: Review Habits of Mind currently working on. Ask audience what they have seen about most recent news coverage concerning Freddie Grey and Baltimore protest. Solicit responses about similarities/differences with Michael Brown shooting. Review Inferences and Conclusions made when incident first happen. ( Class List On Butcher Paper)


LO: I will be able to make more informed inferences and draw fact based conclusions by using textual evidence, other reliable sources in addition to my personal experience


DOL. Make an inference and/or conclusion using evidence from two sources. State your inference and/or conclusion followed by an explanation using articles read today.


Direct Instruction: ( Whole Class) Review Anchor Chart on How To Make an Inference or Draw A Conclusion :Audience will take turns reading aloud excerpts from The Power Of Habit. Practice "marking the text" as audience members read.


Guided/ Independent Practice : (Mixed Ability Reading Groups) Read10 Shocking Facts About Baltimore. "Mark The Text"


Closure: Audience members will completed DOL on a stick note. Share aloud

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The Differences Between Inferences and Drawing Conclusions and How You Can Practice at Home With Your Child





Inference: an idea that is suggested by facts or details in the passage


Conclusion: a decision about what may happen or about the result an event may have.



How We Make Inferences : Observe Facts, our own experience, arguments, we think about cause and effects




Practice with your child in everyday life situations. For example after a trip to the grocery store have your child infer what you are going to cook based on the items pulled out the grocery bag.



The Habits Of Mind

Persistence Stick to it! Persevering in task through to completion; remaining focused. Looking for ways to reach your goal when stuck. Not giving up.


Thinking Flexibly Look at it Another Way! Being able to change perspectives, generate alternatives, consider options.


Thinking about your Thinking : Metacognition Know your knowing! Being aware of your own thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their effects on others.


Questioning and Posing Problems How do you know? Having a questioning attitude; knowing what data are needed and developing questioning strategies to produce those data. Finding problems to solve