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A short quiz requiring students to distinguish Observations, Conclusions (Inferences), Questions, Predictions, and Factual Information. Answers and some discussion points are given. This can be used as a springboard to discussion of the differences in terms, observations, conclusions, questions, predictions, and factual information.


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-12-02.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This short quiz / worksheet is adapted from a Texas Education Agency Curriculum Guide from 1952. However, 60 years later students still need assistance learning to distinguish between distinguish between observations, conclusions, inferences, questions, predictions, and factual information. This resource would be a good starting point for middle and high school students. An answer key is included with explanations.
Nora Boch
October 17, 2012

I do believe that this short quiz is a great way to assess prior knowledge, to get a quick check on student understanding of these words/concepts and to see if they can apply
them or distinguish between them in sentences.
Great jumping off point for further discussion.

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