UNIT 2- MIGRATION STORIESLesson 7: Making Inferences- Conclusions
INDEPENDENT READING Get an SSR book and read for 15 minutes. On page 11 of your workbooks write 1 inference that you have about a character in your SSR book. Be sure to include all parts (Date, Title, etc.) Record your reading on page 33 of your workbook
WORD STUDY Realize Realized, Realization(verb) to understand something clearly
WORD STUDY Conclusion Conclude(noun) the end of an event or process
READ-ALOUD/THINK-ALOUD Recap: How did he events change Mike? How did Frances change as a result of the events? How have the perspectives of the characters changed? Strategy: Infer Read Pages 51-58 of A Family Apart Look for the Target Words Stopping points Page 52, Paragraph 4 What does it mean that the reverend remembers Mara? Page 55, Paragraph 7 What does it mean that Frances gets away with her disguise?
CLASSROOM CONVERSATION Make inferences about: The Children’s Aid Society and it’s purpose The source of the goods and money for the children The attitudes of society towards the children Frances Mary’s attitude towards Mike
WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTIONMAKING INFERENCES: CONCLUSION
MAKING INFERENCES: CONCLUSION Re-Read page 52, paragraph 9 Why is this conversation important? Conclusions are made to explain facts. So what? In drawing conclusions, facts are linked together to produce new meaning.
MAKING INFERENCES: CONCLUSION Frances put together these facts: Boys were placed more easily than girls Boys were so desirable that 2 might even be placed in the same house Petey was a boy She was a girl So What?
CONCLUSIONS Record the following on page 66 of your workbooks in the “Conclusions” chart Conclusions are based only on facts. Conclusions combine facts to create new meaning. Conclusions use prior knowledge or recall. Conclusions must be reevaluated as new facts are learned.
CONCLUSIONS What conclusions can be drawn from these facts? Frances ordered the siblings to stop arguing She used the expression, “that’s the all of it” She took the responsibility of protecting Petey Her wages helped support the family
INDIVIDUAL/SMALL GROUP WORK Turn to “A History of the Orphan Trains (Part 1) in your workbooks, page 183 Work in pairs to read and talk about the article Complete the Activity Sheet on Pages 184-186
CLOSUREHow did the orphan trainarticle help establish AFamily Apart as historicalfiction?