Here are six project-able documents, or overheads, to use when explaining how to write essay introductions and conclusions. This is a difficult skill to learn, and it is a difficult skill to teach. Use these overheads as you move through your essay units to explain, remind, and reinforce introduction and conclusion writing skills.
1. Four of the documents are explanations, guides, or samples of conclusions.
2. Two documents pertain to introductions: one is a set of directions followed by a student sample; one is an activity wherein students are given a thematic idea and a thesis statement, and are asked to write an introductory essay paragraph that connects the two smoothly.
These are simple, but helpful documents that I use every year, in every English class I teach-either as initial instruction, or as review.
I also offer two complete essay instructions units: Basic and Advanced. Each unit has between 20-35 documents. These documents are part of those packages.