Writing Introductions and conclusions to essays can be difficult. Every semester, no matter how many lessons I use to show my students what good introductions and conclusions look like, they still struggle. Exit ticket after exit ticket asks for more help with intros and conclusions. So, I made these exercises to give them more practice.
In this package you will find information on basic strategies that students can use to write introductions and conclusions. The practice sheets follow a gradual release model: the handout shows them examples, the first exercise give students the first few sentences of the paragraph to nudge them on their way, and then the second ones have the thesis only. I have also included some blank sheets so you or the students can personalize this for particular assignments.
Do you need more lessons for writing skills? You might want to take a peak at:
Persuasive Essay Writing: A Journey Through the Process.
A writing workshop approach to learning to write a persuasive essay.
Writing Lessons: Variety in Sentence Structure, Length & Openings.
A slide show and a series of student handouts give an in-depth look at how to add more variety to writing.
Teach Author Technique Through Creative Writing Exercises.
This product is designed to help students understand author technique by having them practice their own. Exercises focus on the importance of choosing the best word for the job, and on using simile, metaphor and analogy for effect.
Task Cards/Learning Stations to Improve Writing Skills.
These versatile task cards can be used for learning stations or as bell ringers. They can be used to introduce skills or to reinforce or review at other times in the year. They are designed to match all of the products above!
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