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Transcript of Making Generalizations
What is a
is a statement that is true for
of the people, things, animals, or circumstances it describes.
Words such as
(based on facts)
(not based on facts).
To decide whether a
, or not, ask yourself:
Is it based on enough examples?
Does your own experience support it?
Ms. Hays' Class
people own cats.
2) Pet stores
carry cats, dogs, and fish.
people love animals.
The third statement is
because the word
does not allow any exceptions. To be
, every person in the world must love animals. *Someone in the world, somewhere, does not like animals.
Talk to your table partner and discuss. Decide if this is
or not, and list your reasons in your D.O.L. notebooks. (Hints: Is there a
word? Think of lots of examples. Use your own experience, also.)
People love to travel.
Examples: Are These
The first two statements are
because what they claim are true for most of the things they describe.
This statement is
because "people" implies "all people." There must be one person in the world who does not like to travel.
Cheetahs are usually a popular topic at my school. When I asked the librarian for a book on cheetahs, she said, "We have a hard time keeping books on cheetahs on the shelves. Cheetahs are such a popular topic that these books are usually out." I looked up cheetahs in the encyclopedia. They are the fastest land animals in the world over short distances. There can't be a more amazing animal than a cheetah!
Now you will be doing Handout PMES 6-2
on your own