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Clever Conclusions

All good writers will add a Clever Conclusion or a Release Hook at


the end of their writing. When ending your story/Essay try some of these:

Use a Feeling:
Use a Question:
Use a Lesson:
Give Advice:

Use a Cliffhanger:

Make it Personal:

Give the Reader a Choice:

Adding
All good writers will think about what they want to happen before they
write in their heads, then take those images and describe them using
a lot of detailed sentences to help the reader understand what is
happening better.

Describe how it LOOKED:

Describe how it Tasted:

Describe how it Felt:

Describe how it Sounded:

Describe how it Smelled:

Peer
All good writers will ask someone (even two or three people) to read over
the final piece and edit it. Many times others can see spelling,
grammar, or sentence structure mistakes that you cannot see.

Use the Edit Marks below for the following mistakes:

Capitalization Error
Delete a Word
Punctuation Mark
Quotation Mark
Close up a space
Start a Paragraph
Lowercase Mark
Spelling Error
word

Insert a word

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5 paragraph
All good writers will write all essays in 5 paragraph essay form (unless otherwise
instructed). It should include an Introduction Paragraph, 3 Main Details
Paragraphs, and a Conclusion Paragraph. Use the information below to organize
your information before starting your essay.

Introduction Paragraph

Juicy Detail One

Juicy Detail Two

Juicy Detail three

Conclusion Paragraph

Paragraph Two

Transitions

Argumentative

O-R-E-O!

: Opinion
: Reasons
:Explanations
: Opinion

Introduction Paragraph

Body Paragraphs

Conclusion Paragraph

Grading
Overall Score
Highly Proficient 20-25
Proficient

15-19

Developing

10-14

Strategic

0-9

4
3
2
1

Writer has written multiple, on topic paragraphs


appropriate for an informational/argumentative essay.
Writer has cited multiple texts as well as shown
personal connection to the topic being presented.
Precise language is used and effectively expresses
authors ideas. The use of academic vocabulary is
clearly appropriate for the audience and purpose.
Writer has used appropriate conventions.
Some errors in usage and sentence formation may be
present, but no systematic pattern of errors is displayed.
use of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling is adequate

The progression of ideas from the beginning of the


essay to end is logical. Authors introduction and
conclusion are effective for the audience and purpose.

Title: My Title reflects the main idea. It is centered


and is written larger than the rest of the writing.
My First (Introduction) Paragraph introduces the
main idea, and a hook is used. I tell the reader what
the next 2-3 paragraphs will be about, I have
indented, capitalized my Is and Proper nouns, and
have written at least 5-10 lines.

5
5
5

My Second Paragraph focuses on 1 main idea. I will only talk about that
main idea here. I have used information from the text, and I will cite which
article I got that information from. I can write personal connections I have
about this topic as long as the voice I used is correct for an
informative/argumentative essay. I have used proper spelling, grammar,
and my sentences do not sound like a robot. I have used a transition word at
the beginning of this paragraph, indented, and I have written at least 8 -15
lines.
My Third Paragraph focuses on 1 other main idea. I will only talk about that
main idea here. I have used information from the text, and I will cite from a
different fact from the article where I got information from. I can write
personal connections I have about this topic as long as the voice I used is
correct for an informative/argumentative essay. I have used proper spelling,
grammar, and my sentences do not sound like a robot. I have used a
transition word at the beginning of this paragraph, indented, and I have
written at least 8 -15 lines

My Fourth Paragraph focuses on 1 other main idea. I will only talk about
that main idea here. I have used information from the text, and I will cite
from a different fact from the article where I got information from. I can
write personal connections I have about this topic as long as the voice I
used is correct for an informative/argumentative essay. I have used proper
spelling, grammar, and my sentences do not sound like a robot. I have used
a transition word at the beginning of this paragraph, indented, and I have
written at least 8 -15 lines
My Last (Conclusion) Paragraph repeats the main summary of your whole
essay. I remind the reader what the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th paragraphs were
about. The last line of this paragraph is a release hook, and it makes the
reader think about what they have just learned. I have indented, capitalized
my Is and Proper nouns, and have written at least 5-10 lines.

Understaning Your
The Quest for Religious Freedom
In 1620 a group of people came together and decided they needed to make a
change. These people were known as the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims lived in England, and
many of them had become unhappy that their King would not let them pray the way
that they wanted to. They wanted the freedom to celebrate religion the way they
would want to. At first they tried to hide their religion from the government. They would
meet with others in private to avoid the wrath of the King. They didnt know that the
King had spies attending their religious meetings and many of these people were
thrown into jail.

Know your

period
question mark

quotation mark

Colon

coma

exclamation point
Hyphen
Parenthesis

Apostrophe

Know your

What Voice is this?


OMG! U cant Bleave who I saw at
the par-T the other
day! My BFF and
my BF were holding
hands! :( Drop
Dead!!!!!!!!!

When a friend
betrays you it can
really hurt! I know
that when this
happened to me I
thought I would die.
It can be hard.

Text Talk

Personal Voice

90% of teens between


the ages of 12-18
have experienced a
friend who has broken
their trust. This can be
a very painful time for
teens and others
should be aware.

Informative Voice

Sentences

Simple:
This sentence is complete but it doesnt tell up much. Lets make it more
by adding some descriptive, emotional details to it.

Detailed:

It was 7:00

Eloquent

finally

should have just stayed in bed because


horribly
This sentence is complete too. It gives a more details an more emotional connections
but we can do even better! We will make it more Eloquent by visualizing what is
happening in the writing and trying to describe what we hear, see, think, and feel to it.

Eloquent:
It was 7:00
I should
have just stayed in bed because
horribly

This sentence is very Eloquent! We can easily tell what the main character is thinking
feeling, hearing and seeing. All good writers take simple sentences and add more
details and emotions to them to make their stories even better!

for Writing

are sound words such as:

Pop!

Bang!

snip!

ding!

crunch!

whoosh!

comparing two different things using like or as

Comparing different things by saying one

is or was the other.

of writing

characters

setting

Every piece is
important

to
Complete

the puzzle

The time
The people or
animals who are
important to the
story

and location
where
A
Story
takes place

The important
The main issue,
struggle, or
Conflict that
main Characters
are up against.

Problem

events, or
actions that

The way the

will occur to

characters

your characters

solve their
problem, and

during
the story.

Key
events

end their story.

Solution