About This Chapter
Standard: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1E)
About This Chapter
These lessons are designed to help your students understand the purpose of a conclusion. They also cover a wide variety of writing strategies and tactics students can use to write conclusions of their own, some of which are listed below:
- Personal anecdotes
- Calls to action
- Emotional appeals
Students who've mastered this standard should be able to write conclusions that restate their argument's main ideas and compel the reader to consider their viewpoint.
How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom
Discuss Conclusions Together in Class
After watching the video lessons, pass out sample newspaper editorials. Ask students to identify the articles' main points as well as the writing strategies used to develop their conclusions.
Help Students with Homework Assignments
Send students links to the videos and transcripts so they'll have access to these writing strategies while completing their research papers or essays.
Lead Peer Editing Sessions
Use the videos to review conclusions in class. Break students up into pairs and ask them to give each other feedback on their essay conclusions, keeping in mind suggestions made in the lessons.
1. What is a Conclusion Sentence? - Example & Overview
This lesson will study the function of a conclusion sentence within the broader function of a body paragraph. In particular, the lesson will look at how the conclusion sentence ties the paragraph together and reaffirms the author's argument.
2. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements
Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!
3. Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice
Take the opportunity in your introductory and concluding paragraphs to create good impressions. This lesson walks you through a variety of methods for making the most of the first and last paragraphs in your academic essay.
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Other chapters within the Common Core ELA Grade 7 - Writing: Standards course
- Argumentative Writing Introduction: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1A
- Reasoning & Evidence for Arguments: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1B
- Phrases & Clauses: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1C
- Writing Style: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1D
- Informative & Explanatory Texts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.2A-F
- Narrative Writing: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.3A-E
- Production & Distribution of Writing: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4-6
- Research to Build & Present Knowledge: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7-8
- Text Analysis: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9
- Range of Writing: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10