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A conclusion is a sensibledecision you reach based ondetails or facts in a story or article.
When you draw a conclusion, you use what you already know.
Reading comprehension isthe ability to read a story,understand story details,make connections amongstory details, and draw conclusions. •
Drawing a ConclusionThe smell of peanuts and cottoncandy filled the air. I heard clapping.I even heard loud bellows thatsounded like elephants. I knew acircus was going on.
Use what you already know and the details (smell of peanuts and cotton candy,clapping, loud bellows) of the story to draw a conclusion.
Sarah waited nervously. She knewthe nurse would call her next. Shelooked at the models of healthyteeth. She hoped her own teethwould be healthy. Where is Sarah?
What do I already know?I know I get nervous when I wait at thedentist office.I know I would see models for healthyteeth at the dentist office.I know there is a nurse at the dentistoffice.
What did the story tell me?Sarah is waiting nervously.She is looking at the models ofhealthy teeth.She hopes her teeth will be healthy.
In ConclusionI think Sarah must be at the dentistoffice for a checkup.
Read this paragraph. One day pa said that as soon as he had finished planting the crops, they would all go to town. Laura, Mary, and Carrie could go too. They were old enough now. Laura and Mary were very excited. The next day they tried to play going to town.They could not do it very well because they were not sure what a town was like. They had never even seen a store.Why are Laura and Mary so excited?
What do I already know?What did I learn fromthe story?
Using what you know andwhat you learn in the story, you can draw conclusions about the story.