Writing Conclusion Sentences for Elementary School Students

Throughout my tutoring experience, I have found that many students of all ages have difficulty writing conclusion sentences. A good activity for elementary students is to give them a topic sentence and then tell them they need to write a conclusion that expresses the SAME IDEA but use DIFFERENT WORDS. They should NOT add new information (ie details) in their conclusion. It is extremely important to give them examples.

 

Topic:  Winter sports are lots of fun.

 

Conclusion:  I always look forward to participating in winter sports.

 

Topic:  Last summer, I went to Hawaii with my family.

 

Conclusion: I enjoyed spending time with my family in Hawaii

 

Here are some other topics your student can try:

 

Topic: Students should not wear uniforms at school.

 

Conclusion:_______________________________________________________

 

Topic: It is important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables if you would like to have a healthy diet.

 

Conclusion:________________________________________________________

 

Topic: I will never forget my first day of fourth grade.

 

Conclusion: ________________________________________________________