Drawing Conclusions in Long Passages

Contributor: Jessica Buch. Lesson ID: 10172

Have you read a mystery novel or detective story? Could you figure it out? To do so, you have to use clues to come to conclusions. Use a video and prairie farmers to learn how to make conclusions!



learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What would you think if you got home and there were dirty paw prints all over your bed? You might think, or conclude, that your dog had gotten muddy paws and then jumped on your bed. How would you have figured this out? In this lesson, you'll learn more about making conclusions.

Sometimes, you will hear the expression, "draw conclusions."

It doesn't mean to actually take a pencil and draw — it just means to make a conclusion, or infer how something happened or ended.

For example, if you see a balloon flying up into the sky, you draw a conclusion that someone let the balloon go.

When you read, you have to figure things out based on details, and make conclusions about the characters and other elements of the story. You do that by taking what you already know about the topic, reading what the text says, and also reading between the lines, or inferring.

Drawing conclusions is an important part of reading. Listen to the We Draw Conclusions Song from Rock2TheCore below:


Before you take a moment to practice a bit, review these steps:

  1. When you read, you first want to think about what you already know about the topic or story.
  2. Then, read the passage.
  3. Last, use a graphic organizer to help you organize the story elements and details to help you make conclusions.

Now, continue on to the Got It? section to practice with some prairie farmers!

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