Are you tired of reading, "And these are the reasons why..."? Do your students struggle with writing concise and effective conclusions? Do their conclusions favor summary over synthesis? This one to two day lesson on how to write a conclusion paragraph will help you lead them from struggling to success.
Begin with a concise presentation that covers the X Y Z, the essential ingredients, of an effective conclusion paragraph. This presentation is in PPT and is editable in that you can add and delete individual slides.
Follow by discussing and evaluating three example conclusion paragraphs that are each editable in PPT. The conclusion paragraph examples feature questions to spark identification of elements and evaluation of the paragraphs.
The final piece of this conclusion paragraph lesson is a graphic organizer with a memorable approach for helping students remember what to put in a conclusion paragraph.
Conclusion paragraphs should not be a hurdle. Scaffolding students' understanding by focusing on what matters most will help to alleviate their fears and your stress.
Please note: This lesson was created with argumentative writing in mind.
THIS RESOURCE IS ALSO INCLUDED IN A LARGER ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING BUNDLE FOR GRADES 7-12.
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Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
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Color-Coded Essay Graphic Organizer
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