Sunday, December 25, 2016

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Conclusions Are Like Dessert: A FREE Writing Lesson”

by Secondary Sara
6th - 12th Grade

Conclusions can be tough to write, but they are so critical to an essay: the equivalent of a dessert after a meal, leaving a final impression on the reader.

This 45-minute lesson introduces students to conclusion paragraphs through a relatable metaphor and the analysis of two sample paragraphs as mentor texts. Students then learn about the “recipe” for an effective and engaging conclusion before attempting to write their own. 

Applicable to ANY informative or argumentative essay, this handout is a ready-to-go formative assessment, letting students safely try to write their own paragraph using a short, manageable checklist of criteria. These paragraphs become quick grading for you later! 

This lesson aligns to the following CCSS standards:
Grades 6-8: W.6.1e/W.6.2f, W.7.1e/W.7.2f, W.8.1e/W.8.2f, 
Grades 9-10: W.9-10.1e/ W.9-10.2f
Grades 11-12: W.11-12.1e/ W.11-12.2f. 

NOTE: This product is INCLUDED in my Five Paragraph Essay BUNDLE and is also featured in my Essay Mega Bundle! Check them out to save big (and get an EDITABLE version of this document)!

Check out the other lessons in the series!
Thesis Statements are like Menus
Introductions are like Free Samples 
Body Paragraphs are like Courses
Transitions are like Waiters
Evidence is like Seasoning
Proofreading is like Checking your Teeth

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My other writing materials:
original Volume I Bundle of CCSS "Short Research Projects"
"Short Research Projects" Volume II Bundle
Intro to Debate Unit
"Why Grammar?" essay project

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