Generalize

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  1. clynns

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    Jan 11, 2010

    Today my child's teacher told me that my child was doing well in all areas except for generalizing in literature. Is there a website with examples or activities that I can use to help her? Thanks!
     
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  3. wrice

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    Sorry don't know of any webistes, but you can always practice with him each time you read.

    At the end of a book, ask him to summaraize it. Ask which characters might be good or bad. What would happen if... What did the author mean by.... Is this meant to be a happy story, a biography, a fairy tale? Ask for him to give summaries of daily events.
     
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    Jan 31, 2010

    Do you know what reading series they use? We use the SF Reading Street and this is one of the skills that causes the most trouble on the written assessments.
    I think the kids can pick up on generalizations, however, a test question may be worded as, "Which is a generalization found in this selection? They totally forget that it has to be from the reading selection.
     

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