Ch 5: Supporting Conclusions: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1E

About This Chapter

Teach your 7th grade students how to write conclusions with the help of this chapter's video lessons and quizzes. Instruction is aligned with Common Core writing standards for this grade level.

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
  • Bookending
  • Examples
  • Quotations
  • 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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