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Making Generalizations 6 th Grade Reading Skill Lesson Wetumpka Intermediate School Mrs. Melissa Vilamaa.

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1 Making Generalizations 6 th Grade Reading Skill Lesson Wetumpka Intermediate School Mrs. Melissa Vilamaa

2 What is a generalization? A generalization is a broad statement about a group of people or things. It states something they have in common.

3 Key Words Sometimes Always Never Most Many All Generally

4 Valid Generalizations Valid means true. Supported by facts Agrees with what you already know about the topic Uses logic and reasoning Proven with several examples

5 Faulty Generalizations Faulty means false. Not supported by facts Watch for the key words: none, all, always, never, everyone, nobody

6 Chocolate is everyone’s favorite desert. What is wrong with this generalization? How could you make it a valid generalization?

7 Read the following passage: Ginger is one of my best friends. When I enter my home, she races to greet me with kisses and excited leaps. She acts like it’s been eight days since she’s seen me, instead of the actual eight hours. Her coat is honey brown; her eyes are large and loving.

8 She’s a six- month old cocker spaniel puppy, a breed originally intended to hunt birds in England. Her faithful companionship comforts me when I’m sad or sick. Her playfulness makes me laugh when she races after a toy I’ve tossed. All cocker spaniels make perfect pets.

9 What generalization is made in the passage? All cocker spaniels make perfect pets.

10 Is this a valid generalization? Does the author: Use facts to support the idea? Share past experiences to support the idea? Provide several examples? Use logical thinking?

11 Ginger is one of my best friends. When I enter my home, she races to greet me with kisses and excited leaps. She acts like it’s been eight days since she’s seen me, instead of the actual eight hours. Her coat is honey brown; her eyes are large and loving.

12 She’s a six- month old cocker spaniel puppy, a breed originally intended to hunt birds in England. Her faithful companionship comforts me when I’m sad or sick. Her playfulness makes me laugh when she races after a toy I’ve tossed. All cocker spaniels make perfect pets.

13 Remember: Generalizations make broad statements about a group. Some a valid, others are faulty. Valid generalizations are supported by facts, examples, and logical thinking. Watch out for words like all or never.


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