How to Wrap Up

Contributor: Erin Jones. Lesson ID: 11454

Would you cut the end off a letter or story before reading it? Of course not! Every writing needs a good ending to help the reader. Learn how to "wrap up" your book with a simple concluding sentence!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

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Have you ever spoken to someone on the phone? When you finish your conversation, do you hang up when you finish talking? Of course not! You end your conversation by wrapping it up and saying "goodbye." Good writers end their writing by wrapping up their work. Do you want to learn how to wrap up? Let's get started!

So far, in this lesson series called How To Writing, you have learned how to use transition words, how to organize your writing, and how to write an introduction.

In this lesson, you are going to learn how to write a dynamite conclusion!

What's a conclusion? A conclusion is the wrap-up to your writing. A conclusion is a quick sentence that tells the main idea. It is a way for your readers to review what they read and to close out your writing.

Read the passage below. It has a dynamite conclusion. Ask your teacher or grown up to read it with you, if you need help:

How To Brush Your Teeth

Did you know that you need five things when you brush your teeth? You do! You need a toothbrush, toothpaste, water, a sink, and, of course, your teeth!

I'm going to teach you how to brush your teeth. It is important to brush your teeth correctly, so that you have healthy teeth and gums.

First, run your toothbrush under the water to get it wet. Next, put a pea-sized drop of toothpaste on your toothbrush. Then, put the brush in your mouth and start brushing! Brush your top teeth and your bottom teeth. Your mouth will get soapy, so spit out the suds into the sink and rinse off your brush. Be sure to brush for three minutes! Finally, rinse your mouth and put away your supplies!

Today, you have been taught how to brush your teeth in four easy steps. If you brush your teeth twice a day, your teeth and gums will be healthy, and your dentist will be happy. You will have lots to smile about!

Did you notice the dynamite conclusion? The author reviewed the purpose with the reader by saying, "Today, you have been taught how to brush your teeth in four easy steps." The author also reminded the reader why it is important to brush by saying, "If you brush your teeth twice a day, your teeth and gums will be healthy, and your dentist will be happy." This conclusion wraps up this writing.

Did you also notice the transition words, how clearly the writing was organized, and the introduction, where the reader was hooked by a question? Good! That's because you are an expert author!

In this section, you read a dynamite conclusion and saw organized writing, a great introduction, and lots of transition words. Are you ready to write your own? Let's go!

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