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Making Generalizations

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McKinzi Straub

on 23 April 2013

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Making Generalizations What is a generalization? A generalization is: A broad statement or rule that applies to many examples. Types of generalizations: Valid -- Supported by details
Faulty -- Not supported by details Read the short paragraph. Ms. Straub loves riding horses and walking her dog. She also enjoys eating ice cream on the patio. Sunshine and fresh air make her happy. List three details from the paragraph. 1. Ms. Straub loves riding horses and walking her dog.
2. Ms. Straub enjoys eating ice cream on the patio.
3. Sunshine and fresh air make Ms. Straub happy. What do these details have in common? They all take place outside. What generalization can we make about Ms. Straub? Ms. Straub loves being outside. Valid generalizations Faulty generalizations Supported by details Not supported by details Is our example valid or faulty? Ms. Straub loves riding horses and walking her dog. Ms. Straub loves eating ice cream on the patio. Sunshine and fresh air make Ms. Straub happy. All of these take place outside. Ms. Straub loves to be outside. Detail Detail Detail What do these details have in common? Generalization Example: Above your graphic organizer, write three or four sentences with details about yourselves.

Pass in your paper. Ms. Straub will give you another person's paper.

Use the graphic organizer to make a generalization about the person. Making a valid generalization: 1. Find details.
2. Determine what the details have common.
3. Make a generalization. Check: Are our generalizations valid or faulty? Valid -- Supported by details
Faulty -- Not supported by details Remember: Activity time!
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