Writing Mini Lesson #21- Writing the Conclusion of a Narrative Essay

Were your students successful with the last lesson on dialogue?  I hope they are keeping their quotation marks to a minimum!

Next up is writing a conclusion in a narrative essay.  This lesson is short and sweet!

Common Core Standard:  We can provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

What is a conclusion?  It is the end of the story or solution to the problem.  The readers should be reminded of the main idea and feel that the story has come a full circle with an ending.

After this explanation is given and students take notes in their writing notebooks, write the conclusion to your class story together.  See example below.

Below is one of my students working around the room on his conclusion and adding it to his graphic organizer.
This is a picture of one of my student’s graphic organizer for her narrative essay:

After students finish their graphic organizer, have them decide on a goal they would like to achieve in their writing.  Do they want to work on a better:
complete sentences?
paragraph form?
topic sentences?
transition words?
What goal should students create?  
1.  Anything that you have taught in a past writing lesson and are expected to use in future essays.
2.  One of the past lessons that they need more time to develop.
3.  Focus on one goal!  (I like to give extra credit or some prize if they achieve their goal.)
Here is a free template for students to write a goal.  It can be placed in their writing notebooks or attached to their essay’s final copy.  
Next writing mini lesson #22- will be writing a rough draft in Narrative Writing!
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