"That's why ____ is important."
"That's all I have to say."
OH conclusions! They can be just a little frustrating when you keep getting the same responses like above.
I get it. We spend so much time teaching them how to write a strong body of the essay that sometimes the conclusion doesn't get a lot of attention.
So in my room, we use a simple 3 step formula for writing a strong conclusion.
1. Start with a transition
2. Ask & answer "So what" and "Why would?"
- So what did I write about?
- Why would anybody care?
3. Make a memorable statement
After we practice those three steps, I love using this cute guy for their writers notebook! We wrap up and review the characteristics of a conclusion by brainstorming what a conclusion looks like, sounds like, and feels like.
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