Given enough information we can often draw up an educated logical conclusion.

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 reading 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.

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. 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.

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Printable Drawing Conclusions Worksheets

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What Will Happen?

Read each passage below. What is about to happen? Write it on the line and explain your answer.

Jenna in the Cafeteria

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Report Card Day

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.

3 Things

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.

Question It!

Read each set of statements. Draw a conclusion about what is happening.

Where Does It Take Place?

Where is the passage taking place? Write it on the line and explain your answer.

Where Am I?

Read each riddle. Match it to the place it describes.

Fruits and Veggies

Read each paragraph article. Answer the questions.

Three Words

On the lines, write three words or phrases that you used as clues to arrive at your answer.

Ma, I've Enlisted

Read the passage. Then draw conclusions to choose the best answer for each question.

Drawing Conclusions about People

What age is the speaker? What are some of the speaker's personality traits?

A Tale of Two Cities

Excerpted from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


Write down what conclusions you can draw about the story it is introducing. Then underline the words in the paragraph that support your answer.

About Characters

Choose a character that interests you from a book you have recently read.

Dialogue Tags

Rewrite the sentences below as dialogue. Use the verb from each sentence as the dialogue tag.