# Conclusions and Inferences Conclusions and Inferences When you

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Conclusions and Inferences

Conclusions and Inferences When you make an inference or conclusion, you make an intelligent guess based on clues from the story and information you already know. Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows. The ice was like glass, and Katie was having a wonderful practice. What inference can you make about what Katie was doing? Since she was practicing on ice, she was probably ice skating or playing hockey. To make this inference, you put together these clues from the sentence: The ice was like glass. Katie was practicing something. Then, you add what you already know: Ice that is “like glass” is smooth. Many people practice skating.

Conclusions and Inferences When you read, you can figure things out by putting two and two together. You observe clues, or evidence, in the text, and then you put two or more clues together to make an inference or conclusion. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. After the workers left for the day, Marley walked over from next door and wandered through the house being built. “Hmmm, ” he thought. “These kitchen counter tops are quite a bit higher than normal counter tops. ” Next, he noticed that the shower head in the bathroom was mounted way up high on the wall. What might the reader conclude about the people who are going to live in the new house? They are tall people.

Conclusions and Inferences Read the paragraph below and answer the questions that follow. Tanitha had been looking for her cat all day. Standing in the back yard, she heard a noise in a tree. Hopeful, she looked up. Then she turned away and looked sad. 1. What conclusion can you draw from this paragraph? A. B. C. D. Tanitha doesn’t care about her cat. Tanitha saw her cat in the tree. Tanitha will quit looking for her cat. Tanitha did not see her cat in the tree.

Conclusions and Inferences Read the paragraph below and answer the questions that follow. Tanitha had been looking for her cat all day. Standing in the back yard, she heard a noise in a tree. Hopeful, she looked up. Then she turned away and looked sad. 1. What conclusion can you draw from this paragraph? A. B. C. D. Tanitha doesn’t care about her cat. Tanitha saw her cat in the tree. Tanitha will quit looking for her cat. Tanitha did not see her cat in the tree.

Conclusions and Inferences Read the paragraph below and answer the question that follows. Tanitha had been looking for her cat all day. Standing in the back yard, she heard a noise in a tree. Hopeful, she looked up. Then she turned away and looked sad. 2. Which clue helped you draw your conclusion? A. B. C. D. Tanitha looked up into the tree. Tanitha heard a noise in the tree. Tanitha was hopeful and then looked sad. Tanitha was standing in the back yard.

Conclusions and Inferences Read the paragraph below and answer the question that follows. Tanitha had been looking for her cat all day. Standing in the back yard, she heard a noise in a tree. Hopeful, she looked up. Then she turned away and looked sad. 2. Which clue helped you draw your conclusion? A. B. C. D. Tanitha looked up into the tree. Tanitha heard a noise in the tree. Tanitha was hopeful and then looked sad. Tanitha was standing in the back yard.

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Read the following passages and answer the questions. Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved her mother very much. Then her mother got very sick and died. Life became hard for the girl, even though her father did his best to take care of her. 1. You can tell that the girl: A. B. C. D. misses her mother blames her father for her mother’s death wishes for a new mother is too happy

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Read the following passages and answer the questions. Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved her mother very much. Then her mother got very sick and died. Life became hard for the girl, even though her father did his best to take care of her. 2. How can you tell that the father still cares about the girl? A. B. C. D. The story says “her father did his best to take care of her. ” The story says “life became hard. . . ” The story says she “loved her mother very much. ” The story says “her mother got very sick. . . ”

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Then the father met a woman. He did not want his daughter to be lonely, so he married the woman. The father’s new wife and her daughters moved in. The stepmother and stepsisters told the girl she had to be their servant. They made her do all the housework and cook their meals. Both stepsisters made the girl sew clothes for them. 3. What can you tell about the stepmother and stepsisters? A. B. C. D. They are happy to part of the girl’s family. They are rude and mean. They love the girl’s father. They are kind and helpful.

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Then the father met a woman. He did not want his daughter to be lonely, so he married the woman. The father’s new wife and her daughters moved in. The stepmother and stepsisters told the girl she had to be their servant. They made her do all the housework and cook their meals. Both stepsisters made the girl sew clothes for them. 4. How many stepsisters are there? A. B. C. D. one four two three

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences One day the stepmother and stepsisters were getting ready for a big ball that was to be held at the palace. They were talking about how much fun they would have. The girl sewed their beautiful dresses. She wished she could go to the ball, too. She knew that if she even asked, she would get in trouble and have to sleep out in the cold barn with no blankets. 5. How does the girl feel on the day of the ball? A. B. C. D. She loves her stepmother and stepsisters. She is afraid of her stepmother and stepsisters. She is glad she can help sew the dresses. She likes the idea of sleeping in the barn.

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences After the stepmother and stepsisters left for the ball, the girl felt very sad. Suddenly a magical fairy godmother appeared before the girl. “Would you like to go to the ball, dear? ” the fairy godmother asked. “Yes, I would, ” moped the girl, “but I have nothing to wear. ” The fairy godmother waved her wand, and suddenly the girl was wearing a beautiful ball gown and slippers. She twirled around in front of the mirror and cried, “Thank you, thank you!” “There is one catch, ” said the fairy godmother. “You must be home before the clock strikes twelve. And now, here is your carriage. ” With that, the fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach, and the girl left for the ball. 6. How can you tell that the girl is happy about the way she looks? A. B. C. D. She felt very sad. She was moping. She cried, “Thank you, thank you!” She left for the ball.

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Read the following passages and answer the questions. Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved her mother very much. Then her mother got very sick and died. Life became hard for the girl, even though her father did his best to take care of her. 1. You can tell that the girl: A. B. C. D. misses her mother blames her father for her mother’s death wishes for a new mother is too happy

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Read the following passages and answer the questions. Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved her mother very much. Then her mother got very sick and died. Life became hard for the girl, even though her father did his best to take care of her. 2. How can you tell that the father still cares about the girl? A. B. C. D. The story says “her father did his best to take care of her. ” The story says “life became hard. . . ” The story says she “loved her mother very much. ” The story says “her mother got very sick. . . ”

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Then the father met a woman. He did not want his daughter to be lonely, so he married the woman. The father’s new wife and her daughters moved in. The stepmother and stepsisters told the girl she had to be their servant. They made her do all the housework and cook their meals. Both stepsisters made the girl sew clothes for them. 3. What can you tell about the stepmother and stepsisters? A. B. C. D. They are happy to part of the girl’s family. They are rude and mean. They love the girl’s father. They are kind and helpful.

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences Then the father met a woman. He did not want his daughter to be lonely, so he married the woman. The father’s new wife and her daughters moved in. The stepmother and stepsisters told the girl she had to be their servant. They made her do all the housework and cook their meals. Both stepsisters made the girl sew clothes for them. 4. How many stepsisters are there? A. B. C. D. one four two three

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences One day the stepmother and stepsisters were getting ready for a big ball that was to be held at the palace. They were talking about how much fun they would have. The girl sewed their beautiful dresses. She wished she could go to the ball, too. She knew that if she even asked, she would get in trouble and have to sleep out in the cold barn with no blankets. 5. How does the girl feel on the day of the ball? A. B. C. D. She loves her stepmother and stepsisters. She is afraid of her stepmother and stepsisters. She is glad she can help sew the dresses. She likes the idea of sleeping in the barn.

Guided Practice with Conclusions and Inferences After the stepmother and stepsisters left for the ball, the girl felt very sad. Suddenly a magical fairy godmother appeared before the girl. “Would you like to go to the ball, dear? ” the fairy godmother asked. “Yes, I would, ” moped the girl, “but I have nothing to wear. ” The fairy godmother waved her wand, and suddenly the girl was wearing a beautiful ball gown and slippers. She twirled around in front of the mirror and cried, “Thank you, thank you!” “There is one catch, ” said the fairy godmother. “You must be home before the clock strikes twelve. And now, here is your carriage. ” With that, the fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach, and the girl left for the ball. 6. How can you tell that the girl is happy about the way she looks? A. B. C. D. She felt very sad. She was moping. She cried, “Thank you, thank you!” She left for the ball.