A common rule of thumb in writing position papers, reports, or essays is to “tell them [the reader] what you’re going to tell them; tell them; then tell them what you told them.” This last part is the job of the concluding sentence. This collection of activity sheets will help your students learn how to identify strong concluding sentences, as well as the words that are typically used to introduce them. Answer keys have been provided.
Project idea: Have your student analyze newspaper articles, stories, professional journal entries, etc. to determine whether the concluding sentence directly supports the main idea.