6th Grade - Create Writing Compositions

 
     
 
     
 
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6th
Writing
Create writing compositions
Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions: Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.
Write a detailed and appropriate conclusion for an expository composition.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is the usual function of the last paragraph of an essay? (conclusion)


(2)

Why do essays need conclusions?

(To summarize, “wrap up,” show that the purpose of the essay was fulfilled)

(3)

What should be included in the conclusion? (a brief summary of the thesis and main points of the essay, as well as a look beyond the essay or toward a related question)

(4)

What is the relationship of the conclusion to the introduction? (it should mirror the introduction and add more information, summarized from the essay body)


(5)

Should you direct the reader directly in the conclusion, for example “I hope you enjoyed my essay”? (No; formal writing does not address the reader)


Learning Tips

(1)

Strategies for Writing Conclusions (from http://www.vanguard.edu/uploadedFiles/WritingCenter/Introductions%20&%20...):

Go beyond summarizing.

Consider the social significance of your topic.

Consider the future impact of your topic.

Don’t write a skinny two-sentence paragraph.

Don’t open another can of worms.

(2)

Read the following conclusion (adapted from http://www.vanguard.edu/uploadedFiles/WritingCenter/Introductions%20&%20Conclusions.pdf).


Even more so than intelligence tests, then, tests of creativity have failed to satisfy the expectations they were designed to meet. Except for certain targeted research purposes,

creativity tests (and the thinking that underlies them) have made little difference in the broader research and educational communities. They have, however, triggered some constructive reactions among researchers.


(3)

What do you think this chapter was about? (creativity tests)


(4)

Did the author find that creativity tests were as effective as researchers had hoped? (No)


(5)

What do you think was included in the introduction and body paragraphs of this chapter? (a thesis that creativity tests are not effective; examples of what was expected of them and how they did not have the expected results)


Extra Help Problems

(1)

How do you write a conclusion?


(2)

What should be included in a conclusion?


(3)

What should not be included in a conclusion?

(4)

How long should a conclusion be?

(5)

To whom is a conclusion addressed?

(6)

Should you say “goodbye” or “I hope you liked my essay” in your conclusion?

(7)

Why do essays need conclusions?

(8)

Evaluate the conclusion in this essay (from http://www.fwps.org/cur/targets/1112/samples4.html)

(9)

Write a different conclusion with similar information (put it in different words.)

(10)

What type of essay is this? (explanatory/category)

(11)

Write an explanatory essay about 3 types of pens. Include a conclusion summarizing the information.

(12)

Write a descriptive essay about the diet of tigers. Include a conclusion that summarizes the information.

(13)

Write a biography of any person that interests you. Include a detailed conclusion.

(14)

Evaluate the conclusion in this essay (from http://www.fwps.org/cur/targets/1112/samples4.html)

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