Reflection: High Expectations Conclusions Without Repetition, Please - Section 1: Warm Up


During today's discussion, since they did not, I brought out that this author did not repeat reasons in the conclusion. I know from experience that many of my students will want to repeat their reasons in their conclusion.  This is a very popular, cookie cutter way to close an argument or informative piece.

However, I do not want them doing formulaic writing, so I work again what I'm sure they may have been taught at a younger age when it may be apropriate.

At this age level though I don't want my students to see this task as just a five paragraph essay where they, as I've heard it described... "Tell me what you are going to tell me, tell me in detail, and tell me what you told me." (Hopefully, you haven't hear that before.)

This is my effort to show them another way to write.  I'm sure I will still have students repeat in their conclusion, and I will address that in the final conference. 

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Conclusions Without Repetition, Please

Unit 10: Argument - Part 2
Lesson 13 of 17

Objective: SWBAT write an effective conclusion.

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