# Generalizing Fifth Grade 5.RL.1 Unit 2 Week 5 Mrs. Flynn.

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Generalizing Fifth Grade 5.RL.1 Unit 2 Week 5 Mrs. Flynn

A generalization is a broad statement or rule that applies to many examples. A generalization is a broad statement or rule that applies to many examples. A clue word such as all, most, always, never, usually, or generally signals that an author is making a generalization. A clue word such as all, most, always, never, usually, or generally signals that an author is making a generalization. Some generalizations are valid, which means that they are supported by facts or details. Some are faulty, which means that they are not supported. Some generalizations are valid, which means that they are supported by facts or details. Some are faulty, which means that they are not supported.

What are the clue words that signal a generalization?

How do you know if a generalization is valid?

To practice finding generalizations, read the excerpts from “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.” Then, decide which is the generalization that the statements validate.

It is usually hard to wait for others when there is an important task to do. It is usually hard to wait for others when there is an important task to do. Men are impatient. Men are impatient. Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride, Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere. Now he patted his horse's side, Now he gazed at the landscape far and near, Then, impetuous, stamped the earth, And turned and tightened his saddle girth;

A full moon usually casts enough light to create a clear reflection in a body of water. A full moon usually casts enough light to create a clear reflection in a body of water. If the moon is full, it will always illuminate ships in the water below it. If the moon is full, it will always illuminate ships in the water below it. A phantom ship, with each mast and spar Across the moon like a prison bar, And a huge black hulk, that was magnified By its own reflection in the tide.

Friends always work together to solve their problems. Friends always work together to solve their problems. Friends generally do everything they can to help each other. Friends generally do everything they can to help each other. Meanwhile, his friend through alley and street Wanders and watches, with eager ears, Till in the silence around him he hears The muster of men at the barrack door, The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet, And the measured tread of the grenadiers, Marching down to their boats on the shore.

When it is peaceful, people never expect conflict. When it is peaceful, people never expect conflict. Most people don’t foresee trouble when things are calm and quiet. Most people don’t foresee trouble when things are calm and quiet. Wrapped in silence so deep and still That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread, The watchful night-wind, as it went Creeping along from tent to tent, And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"