Writing Lessons that Teach Kids to Draft Compelling Endings
Writing A-Z's Endings Skill Lessons teach students how to create compelling endings to their compositions. Compelling endings are conclusions to pieces of writing that give readers a sense of closure. Whether a summary in nonfiction, or the solution to a problem in fiction, endings should use descriptions and strong vocabulary to create pictures in readers' minds that provide a feeling of closure.
Why Use Endings Lessons
Without effective endings readers can be left with no feeling of closure to a piece of writing. Endings include interesting details that answer questions readers might have, or solve the problem in a story.
Endings may vary for fiction and nonfiction text types, and the endings lesson plan provides leveled expectations for what makes a solid ending at each developmental writing level.
How to Use Endings Lessons
Endings Skill Lessons vary by fiction or nonfiction and can be used for additional support to revise endings for any writing from a Process Writing Lesson or any fiction or nonfiction writing.
Each lesson plan features models and exercises at the four developmental writing levels—beginning, early developing, developing, and fluent. Students practice writing endings before they apply what they learn to various other writing compositions that they might create.