*Directly Taught Concept:* The more times an experiment is conducted, the closer the results will be to the theoretical probabilities.

*Student Discovery of that Concept: * Students conduct a probability experiment 10 times and 100 times and then compare the results to draw a conclusion.

*Directly Taught Concept: * All parallelograms are quadrilaterals, but not all quadrilaterals are parallelograms.

*Student Discovery of that Concept:* Students sort 2-D shapes into categories and then compare shapes in those categories to draw a conclusion.

*D**irectly Taught Concept:* We need to use a standard measuring tool for accuracy when communicating measurements to others.

*Student Discovery of that Concept: * Students use footsteps of different sizes to measure around a garden. Students use fish of different lengths to measure the length of a blue whale. In both activities, students use the information that non-standard measuring tools result in different measurements to draw a conclusion about the need for a standard measuring tool.

How do you lead students to draw conclusions in your classroom?

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**Persuasion Map**

Students map out their argument for a persuasive essay or debate.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/

**Storyline Online**

Check out this amazing source for stories read aloud online.

http://www.storylineonline.net/

**Exploring Onomatopoeia**

Create onomatopoetic words to describe each sound you hear.

http://rwtinteractives.ncte.org/preview_mg.aspx?id=736&title=