Drawing Conclusions It’s What Good Readers Do!
Definition • In literature, a conclusion is a judgment that you draw, or come to, after you have considered all of the evidence from the piece of text you have read.
How do I draw a conclusion? • You examine the details in the story by reading carefully and drawing on your own experiences. • Specifically, you want to examine the details about the following elements: • The plot • The characters • The setting • Use the words from the text to help you examine the evidence and draw your own conclusions.
Critical Thinking • Drawing conclusions from text that you read is an important critical thinking skill. • When you draw conclusions, there is not necessarily a wrong answer…AS LONG AS YOU USE EVIDENCE FROM THE TEXT TO GUIDE YOUR THINKING.