These worksheets work on developing both your writing and reading skills. You will read a passage and either be asked to infer or guess where it is going. We will provide students with these passages, but we also have two worksheets that can be adapted to just about any work which is very helpful for making this more relevant for students and their needs. We will also explore riddles and poems using these same critical thinking skills. The one thing we must remind ourselves through this work is that we are missing the final ending which is a significant portion of any work. You will need to look over all the evidence that is available to you and make an educated judgement as to which is the best inference you can make for all this. You can work off of the general sense of the work. Is it headed down a dark alley or is it more geared towards a happy ending? This is all up to you. Investigate to the best of your ability to seal off that ending.
Read each passage below. What is about to happen? Write it on the line and explain your answer.
Read the story. Then answer the questions. The questions will have you sum up your thoughts on where this is all going.
Carl had struggled in gym all semester. It wasn't his fault. He just wasn’t athletic, was all. He didn't see what was so great about sports anyway.
Think about the assigned reading. Draw three conclusions from the reading. The conclusions could have to do with what happens to the people in the passage, what will happen next, or what the topic means for your or the rest of the world. For each conclusion, cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
Read each set of statements. Draw a conclusion about what is happening in the story that is being presented to you.
Where is the passage taking place? Write it on the line and explain your answer. This is a fun worksheet that is not as obvious as you would think.
Read each paragraph article. Answer the questions. The answers require a bit of thought.
On the lines, write three words or phrases that you used as clues to arrive at your answer.
Read the passage. Then draw conclusions to choose the best answer for each question. You will need to explain your answer on the worksheet.
What age is the speaker? What are some of the speaker's personality traits?
Excerpted from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. This is a reading passage that is followed by a series of questions.
Write down what conclusions you can draw about the story it is introducing. Then underline the words in the paragraph that support your answer.
Rewrite the sentences below as dialogue. Use the verb from each sentence as the dialogue tag.
How to Draw a Conclusion From What You Read?
There are many different ways to interpret the information you take in, but it is crucial to always draw a conclusion based on what you have learned. This will help you remember the information better and make more informed decisions in the future.
Have you ever not minded your business and took a detailed look at strangers or listened into a conversation that others were having? From those visual clues and words that were said you might have been able to determine what was going on with those people. We do this by gathering and analyzing logical evidence to draw our conclusions of what the situation is. The same goes on when we are reading. If a particular passage gives use enough information, we can infer meaning out of where it is going. Writers often will leave a breadcrumb trail of information that we can follow and will lead us to infer meaning of where the story is heading.
Why Is It Important?
When reading something, take the time to think about what it means. What are the implications of what yit says? What could be the consequences of not understanding it correctly? It is important to always draw a conclusion based on what you have read to make more informed decisions in the future.
This is especially important when you are looking at something controversial or that has the potential to impact your life in a significant way. If you do not take the time to understand what you are reading, you could make a decision that you later regret.
Drawing a conclusion based on what you have read can be difficult, but it is worth taking the time to do it correctly. Otherwise, you could make a decision that has serious consequences. So, when you are reading, think about what it means and draw a conclusion based on your understanding.
Tips to Draw Conclusions
When you read something, it's essential to be able to have an idea of where the narrative may be headed. This is especially true when you're doing school work or an assignment. Summarizing and synthesizing information is a valuable skill that can help you in all aspects of your life.
Here are some tips on how to draw a conclusion:
Pay Attention to the Main Idea of the Text
As you read, try to identify the author's main point. What is the author trying to communicate? Keep this in mind as you progress; it will be easier to conclude when you're finished.
Make Sure You Understand the Details
To draw a valid conclusion, you need to make sure you know all the information in the text. If there are parts you're unsure about, go back and reread them or look up the information elsewhere.
Consider the Context
Sometimes, the author's purpose for writing is more important than the actual information in the text. For example, if you're reading a history textbook, the author's purpose is to provide accurate information about past events.
However, if you're taking in a work of fiction, the author's goal may be to entertain or make a point about something. Keeping the context in mind will help you draw the appropriate conclusion.
Ask Yourself Questions
As you're reading, ask yourself questions about the text. What are the implications of where I think this headed? What could this information be used for? Answering these questions will help you draw a meaningful and useful conclusion.
Practice Drawing Conclusions
The more you practice summarizing and synthesizing information, the easier it will be to do. When you're finished reading a text, summarize what you understood. Then, try to identify the main idea and draw a conclusion based on that. With practice, you'll get better at concluding what you read.
Concluding is understanding what you have read and figuring out how it applies to you. It can be helpful to think about what you already know and find ways to connect that information with what you just read. This allows you to create your understanding of the material and apply it in your life.