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Reading Strategy

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  1. 1. THIS WEEK’S SKILL LESSON… Generalizing
  2. 2. What does it mean to make a Generalization? <ul><li>You are making a statement about what several people or things have in common </li></ul>
  3. 3. For example… <ul><li>Many people like popcorn. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Non-example <ul><li>Everybody loves popcorn!! </li></ul>This is a faulty generalization… WHY??
  5. 5. What’s the difference? <ul><li>Many people like popcorn. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VERSUS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everybody loves popcorn . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Which generalization makes more sense?? WHY???
  6. 6. Example <ul><li>Many people wear glasses. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Non-example <ul><li>Only teachers wear glasses. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s the difference? <ul><li>Many people wear glasses. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VERSUS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only teachers wear glasses. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s Review… <ul><li>Who can give an example of a generalization? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can give an example of a faulty generalization? </li></ul>