Writing a Conclusion for an Opinion Essay

Contributor: Stefani Allegretti. Lesson ID: 13881

Want to effectively convince someone about your opinion? In this lesson, you'll learn how to write a powerful conclusion for an opinion essay!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Tacos are the best food ever!

They come in so many delicious varieties. You can have crispy tacos with crunchy shells or soft tacos with warm tortillas. The fillings are incredible. You can choose from savory meats like grilled chicken or juicy beef or vegetarian options like beans or grilled veggies.

Toppings make them even more amazing. Salsa, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream add bursts of flavor. Plus, they're so easy to eat—no utensils required!

Tacos are the ultimate combination of taste, versatility, and pure enjoyment. Once you try them, you'll be hooked for life!

3 hard-shell tacos with beef and toppings

  • Do you agree that tacos are the best?
  • Or do you like another food, like pizza or chicken nuggets?

There is no right answer because your favorite food is your opinion.

  • Have you ever written an essay or paper about something you were really passionate about or wanted to change, like making recess longer or why recycling is important?

If you have, you have written an opinion about something.

  • So what is an opinion?

An opinion is something you think or believe, but all people might not believe it.

When writing an opinion effectively or in the best way possible to help convince your reader, it is important to understand how to write a concluding statement. A concluding statement is at the end of an opinion essay.

In this lesson, you'll learn what a concluding statement is and how to write one!

Begin by watching the video below.

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The conclusion is the last part of an opinion essay. It comes after the two other important parts of an opinion: the introduction and the reasons.

The introduction is the first part of the opinion essay where your opinion is stated, and the reasons are sandwiched in between the introduction and conclusion. Reasons provide examples or evidence that support your opinion.

Back to the conclusion!

A conclusion should restate your opinion. That is the most important part of a concluding statement in an opinion essay.

Some writers also summarize their reasons in their conclusion or leave the reader with a fun question or something to think about.

Click below to read an opinion essay on community gardens, and pay special attention to the conclusion.

  • Can you see how it restates this writer's opinion?

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The writer restated their opinion at the end of the essay. The writer also gave the reader something to think about.

Good work learning how to write an opinion essay's concluding statement. Restating your opinion is one of the most important things to remember about writing a concluding statement.

Now, move on to the Got It? section to see what you remember!

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