Wrap It Up! Creating a conclusion Can you select the best concluding sentence to wrap up?



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Wrap It Up!

Can you select the best concluding sentence to wrap up?

  • The ending sentence in a paragraph or essay should summarize what has already been said.
  • The ending sentence should add ZING to the paragraph or essay.

A concluding sentence never adds new information.

  • If it is not in the paragraph or essay, it should not be in the wrap up sentence.

Topic: My best holiday celebration ever

  • Are you ready to choose the best wrap up sentence?
  • Details:
  • Christmas last year
  • Remote controlled car
  • Visit grandparents in Florida

As you can see, Christmas last year was my favorite holiday since I received a remote controlled car and visited my grandparents in sunny Florida.

  • As you can see, Christmas last year was my favorite holiday since I received a remote controlled car and visited my grandparents in sunny Florida.

As you can see, Christmas last year was my favorite holiday since I received a remote controlled car, visited my grandparents in sunny Florida.

  • As you can see, Christmas last year was my favorite holiday since I received a remote controlled car, visited my grandparents in sunny Florida.
  • As you can see, Christmas last year was my favorite holiday, because I had so much fun and got to play with all my stuff; and it was cool.

2. Topic: If I had a million dollars to spend on someone else

  • Are you ready to choose the best wrap up sentence?
  • Details:
  • Build a new home for my parents
  • Help feed the hungry
  • Take my friends to Disneyland

In the end, I would take the million dollars and buy my parents a new car, feed the hungry, and take all my friends to Disneyland.

  • In the end, I would take the million dollars and buy my parents a new car, feed the hungry, and take all my friends to Disneyland.
  • Since the million must be spent on others, I would build my parents a new home, feed the hungry, and take all my friends to Disneyland.

In the end, I would take the million dollars and buy my parents a new car, feed the hungry, and take all my friends to Disneyland.

  • In the end, I would take the million dollars and buy my parents a new car, feed the hungry, and take all my friends to Disneyland.
  • Since the million must be spent on others, I would build my parents a new home, feed the hungry, and take all my friends to Disneyland.

3. Topic: The life cycle of a butterfly

  • Click the box to choose the best wrap up sentence!
  • Details:
  • Caterpillar
  • Cocoon
  • Butterfly

The butterfly’s life cycle goes through the following three stages: a green caterpillar, a brown cocoon, and a beautiful butterfly.

  • The butterfly’s life cycle goes through the following three stages: a green caterpillar, a brown cocoon, and a beautiful butterfly.

The butterfly’s life cycle goes through the following three stages: a green caterpillar, a brown cocoon, and a beautiful butterfly.

  • The butterfly’s life cycle goes through the following three stages: a green caterpillar, a brown cocoon, and a beautiful butterfly.
  • The life cycle of a butterfly is never dull as it begins as a caterpillar, spins a cocoon, and emerges as a beautiful, graceful butterfly.

4. Topic: Building a tree house

  • Click the box to choose the best wrap up sentence!
  • Details:
  • Draw a plan
  • Gather materials
  • Begin work

So grab your hammer and join me as we draw out a plan, gather our materials, and begin building the very best tree house ever!

  • So grab your hammer and join me as we draw out a plan, gather our materials, and begin building the very best tree house ever!

So grab your hammer and join me as we draw out a plan, gather our materials, and begin building the very best tree house ever!

  • So grab your hammer and join me as we draw out a plan, gather our materials, and begin building the very best tree house ever!
  • So in conclusion, to build a tree house you must first have a building plan, gather the materials, and get started!

5. Topic: Babysitting my little brother

  • Click the box to choose the best wrap up sentence!
  • Details:
  • Sneaky
  • Picky eater
  • Whiney

I’m in double trouble when I have to babysit my little brother, because he is sneaky, a picky eater, and whines like a cat.

  • I’m in double trouble when I have to babysit my little brother, because he is sneaky, a picky eater, and whines like a cat.

I’m in double trouble when I have to babysit my little brother, because he is sneaky, a picky eater, and whines like a cat.

  • I’m in double trouble when I have to babysit my little brother, because he is sneaky, a picky eater, and whines like a cat.
  • I hate babysitting my little brother because he is sneaky, a picky eater, and whines a lot.

6. Topic: If I could change how my parents treat me

  • Click the box to choose the best wrap up sentence!
  • Details:
  • Stay up later
  • Pay a larger allowance
  • Ask my opinion

Therefore, if I could change the way my parents treat me, I would change my bedtime, increase my allowance, and let me put my two cents in on decisions.

  • Therefore, if I could change the way my parents treat me, I would change my bedtime, increase my allowance, and let me put my two cents in on decisions.
  • Thus, my parents should let me stay up later, pay me more allowance, and ask my opinion more often; besides, all my friends get to stay up late.

Therefore, if I could change the way my parents treat me, I would change my bedtime, increase my allowance, and let me put my two cents in on decisions.

  • Therefore, if I could change the way my parents treat me, I would change my bedtime, increase my allowance, and let me put my two cents in on decisions.
  • Thus, my parents should let me stay up later, pay me more allowance, and ask my opinion more often; besides, all my friends get to stay up late.

7. Topic: Staying home on a snowday

  • Click the box to choose the best wrap up sentence!
  • Details:
  • Sleep in
  • Sledding
  • Snow cream

Finally, I love snow days because I can sleep late, sled outside, and make snow cream to eat.

  • Finally, I love snow days because I can sleep late, sled outside, and make snow cream to eat.
  • Let it snow, let it snow, so I can sleep in, sled on the fresh fallen snow, and make cold, delicious snow cream.

Finally, I love snow days because I can sleep late, sled outside, and make snow cream to eat.

  • Finally, I love snow days because I can sleep late, sled outside, and make snow cream to eat.
  • Let it snow, let it snow, so I can sleep in, sled on the fresh fallen snow, and make cold, delicious snow cream.

8. Topic: How to improve your grades

  • Are you ready to choose the best wrap up sentence?
  • Details:
  • Listen
  • Do homework
  • Be prepared

So listen carefully to the teacher, do your homework, and come prepared to improve your grades in school.

  • So listen carefully to the teacher, do your homework, and come prepared to improve your grades in school.

So listen carefully to the teacher, do your homework, and come prepared to improve your grades in school..

  • So listen carefully to the teacher, do your homework, and come prepared to improve your grades in school..
  • There’s no mystery to improving your grades at school if you just listen to the teacher, do your homework, and come to class prepared.

The best concluding sentence will:

  • Summarize what has already been said.
  • Add ZING to the paragraph or essay.

A concluding sentence never adds new information.

  • If it is not in the paragraph or essay, it should not be in the wrap up sentence.

Now you try it!

  • Write a
  • concluding
  • sentence that
  • wraps up the following.

Topic: My summer vacation

  • Details:
  • Washington D. C.
  • Visit the Smithsonian
  • Visit the Capital Building

Topic: My most embarrassing moment



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