This presentation introduces three parts of the concluding paragraph in a text-based essay:
- Thesis Restatement
- Synthesis of Key Points
- Memorable Ending
There are 30 animated slides, including a review of the essay’s organizational structure and a look at the conclusion’s purpose. There are writing tips for each of the three components and plenty of examples, so students are well-prepared to write their own conclusion. A Conclusion Planner graphic organizer accompanies the presentation and serves as a valuable review and student reference. There’s also an included Conclusion Scoring Rubric.
This lesson covers skills needed to write either an argumentative or informative essay conclusion, with examples of each. Finally, it offers different techniques for crafting a memorable ending—reviewing and modeling seven styles of endings that complement the seven lead techniques referenced in my free Lead-Writing handout and Essay Introduction lesson presentation. The presentation is text-editable, so you can adapt it to your needs.