Wednesday, September 15, 2010

R1H - Drawing Conclusions

We all know that drawing conclusions was heavily tested on the elementary Communication Arts M.A.P. test. I've heard many teachers ask the difference between a conclusion and an inference.  These skills go hand-in-hand.

According to DESE the definitions are:
  • Draw Conclusions:  use of facts and inferences to make a judgment or decision
  • Inference: to draw meaning from a combination of clues in the text without explicit reference in the text
3rd Grade Multiple Choice Example:  http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/inferencesp.cfm

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