It is important that writers include effective introductions as well as conclusions. These handouts, and practice activities reinforce the importance of fluidity throughout an essay. It's not all about the body paragraphs!
Included in this package are the following items:
Introduction Notes Page (Teacher Answer Key Included)
Examples of Effective Hooks
Conclusion Notes Page (Teacher Answer Key Included)
Examples of Clinchers
Student Practice for Introductions and Conclusions
If you're interested in the PowerPoint that I used with my students for the Notes Pages, you can find that here https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Introductions-and-Conclusions-PowerPoint-FSA-Writing-2283686
LAFS.W.1.1.a: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.
LAFS.5.W.1.1d: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
This is one of many resources that I have created for my students to excel on FSA Reading & Writing goals. Please check out my store for additional activities.