Informative Text Conclusions

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Informative Text Conclusions introduces students to conclusions and how they reinforce and summarize texts. Students will learn how to write an effective conclusion by learning how to summarize.

In the “Options for Lesson” section of the classroom procedure page, you will find a suggestion that you can add to the lesson plan. To introduce the topic, play a game in which students will write a conclusion to a story. Divide the students into teams of four and provide them all magazines. Cut out the first paragraph of an interesting story and have each team write the conclusion for it. You can compare the stories as a class and ask your students the questions at the end of this section.

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What our Informative Text Conclusions lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Informative Text Conclusions teaches students how to write a solid conclusions for texts. Students will discover that the conclusion of a text summarizes the passage and reinforces information from the text. Students will learn to write conclusions specific to a particular paragraph.

This lesson contains two pages of content. The first page introduces students to the concept of a conclusion. Students will analyze two paragraphs about recycling. The first paragraph is an introduction paragraph. Students will discover that sometimes, people use the same starting sentence in their conclusion as they did in the introduction. Then they will learn that the conclusion closely mirrors the intro.

The second page of content presents an easy outline to follow for writing an essay. It describes what each part of the essay should include. Students will learn that conclusions should restate the thesis and summarize the argument. The three questions on the bottom half of this page will gauge students’ grasp of the lesson material.

INTRO OR CONCLUSION ACTIVITY

Students will work with a partner for the activity. You may, however, choose to have students work by themselves or put them into groups. There are six short paragraphs on the worksheet. Students will read the paragraphs and decide whether or not it belongs in the introduction (I) or conclusion (C) of an essay. They will then write out the reason for their choice on the line next to the paragraph.

WRITE A CONCLUSION PRACTICE WORKSHEET

The practice worksheet has two boxes. The first box contains a short passage of text. The second box contains blank lines. Students will read the passage, which is an introduction paragraph. Then they will write a conclusion for the text in the space provided.

INFORMATIVE TEXT CONCLUSIONS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

This homework assignment requires students to read an introduction and reword it into a conclusion. Then they must again reword their conclusion into their own introduction. They cannot copy the original.

Additional information

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

subject

Language Arts

State Educational Standards

LB.ELA.LITERACY. W.6.2.F, LB.ELA.LITEARCY.W.6.2.E, LB.ELA.LITERACY. W.5.2.E

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.