The conclusion paragraph is often overlooked and rushed, but a good conclusion is necessary to make you essay valuable to the reader. Using the "R.I.P." acronym (Restatement, Importance, Present Recommendations), this lesson provides a guided practice writing process, taking students through a step by step system to draft the conclusion paragraph. Using PPT direct lecture and guided exercises, students will master how to construct great conclusions that leave the reader challenged ready to act.
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Included with this lesson
1. TEACHER GUIDE: Full lesson plan
2. PPT LECTURE: ppt slides that coincide with student handouts
3. STUDENT NOTES AND HANDOUTS
4. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
5. PEER REVIEW EXERCISE
Use the PPT and student notes to facilitate a lecture on the elements and strategies to write RIP conclusion paragraphs.
Use integrated exercises to guide students in developing each element of an RIP conclusion. Facilitate discussion connected to students’ responses, and provide personal insights to ensure correct understanding and for clarification.
Have students complete a draft of a conclusion and use the peer review sheet to analyze each conclusion.
1. Divide students into groups of 4-6 to discuss their work.
2. Use the completed worksheets to develop classroom facilitated discussion