Let’s explore different types of graphic organizers and tips for teaching drawing conclusions.Teaching kids how to draw conclusions is an important skill they will use in the real world. To help your students understand and practice this skill, why not try incorporating graphic organizers into your lesson plans? Graphic organizers are visual representations of information that can help students organize their thoughts and draw accurate conclusions.

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What picture book to use for drawing conclusions

When introducing the concept of drawing conclusions, one great way to engage your students is by using a picture book. Picture books often contain stories that allow students to easily identify characters, events, and outcomes, which can help them draw their own conclusions about what happens in the story. Additionally, many picture books contain moral lessons that can be emphasized when discussing drawing conclusions with your class.

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Drawing Conclusion Mini Lesson Idea

Drawing conclusions helps the reader to understand the story on a deeper level. Authors don’t explain everything, so we as the reader need to draw conclusions by using clues and what we already know.

A Good reader will: Look for clues, ask questions and use information to make a very good guess at what the author is telling us.

  • How do we form a conclusion?
  • Use what the text says + What do you already know = Your conclusion
  • This makes me think…
  • The character feels…
  • This is important because…
  • The author probably thinks…
  • The character learned…
  • This makes me feel ___, because…

What kind of graphic organizer can you use?

When it comes to graphic organizers for teaching drawing conclusions, there are a variety of options you could choose from. For example, Venn Diagrams are helpful when comparing two objects or ideas; Story Maps provide structure for summarizing a story; Flow Charts guide the reader through a process; and Cause & Effect Diagrams show the relationship between two things (or events). Depending on the age group you teach or lesson plan you use, you might want to choose a specific type of graphic organizer to focus on when teaching drawing conclusions.

Drawing Conclusions Anchor Chart
Drawing Conclusions Anchor Chart

Using an anchor chart for Drawing Conclusions

Anchor charts are also great tools for helping students understand how to draw conclusions. For example, you could create an anchor chart highlighting key words such as “infer” or “conclude” and include examples of each in various contexts. This helps your students recognize these words when reading stories or other texts so that they can quickly identify what kind of conclusion they need to make based on the context provided by the text. Your anchor chart can serve as a reminder during guided reading activities so that students don’t forget how to apply this skill afterwards!

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Using Notebook Inserts To Assist In Your Teaching

Drawing Conclusions Notebook Inserts
Drawing Conclusions Notebook Inserts

For more independent learners who might need extra assistance with understanding how to draw conclusions from text, notebook inserts can be invaluable tools for student success. Notebook inserts are essentially fill-in-the-blank worksheets that guide students through an activity related to drawing conclusions (e.g., identifying characters/events/outcomes in a given story). By completing notebook inserts after each lesson plan, your students will have tangible evidence of their progress over time—something they can refer back to whenever they need extra guidance on applying the skills they learned while drawing conclusions!

Using graphic organizers is an excellent way to teach kids how draw accurate conclusions from text or stories. From picture books and anchor charts to Venn diagrams and notebook inserts—there are plenty of options available for teachers looking for creative ways engage their classrooms when teaching this important skill! Moreover, providing tangible evidence like notebook inserts allows kids track their progress over time—helping them become even better at understanding and applying what they learn while drawing accurate conclusions!

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