Paragraphs (Part IV) – Conclusion Sentences

Paragraphs (Part IV) – Conclusion Sentences

Now we’re going to learn about paragraphs.

In part for the conclusion sentence you can watch the video and use the worksheet to take notes and practice while you listen this video is one of four videos that tell all about paragraphs this video is part for the conclusion sentence before you watch this video I would recommend that you watch part 1 that tells what is a paragraph part 2 about the topic sentence in part 3 about detail sentences this will help you understand how each part of a paragraph works together.

Now we reached the last part of the video part 4 about the conclusion sentence now.

Let’s talk about conclusion sentences the conclusion sentence reminds us of the topic sentence it is the last sentence in a paragraph it repeats the main idea in the topic sentence but in different words. It does not give new details in this paragraph our conclusion sentence reads as a result of our hard work Anna is one of the best students in school this conclusion sentence reminds us of the topic sentence Anna is an excellent student it uses different words to say a very similar main idea.

Let’s change the conclusion sentence instead of what we have now let’s change it to Anna is a top student because she works hard in school so does the new conclusion sentence remind us of the main idea that Anna is an excellent student yes it does because Anna is a top student because she works hard in school is very similar to the idea that Anna is an excellent student but it uses different words let’s change it again now the sentence reads Anna is a very good friend to many people at our school so does the new conclusion sentence remind us about the main idea that Anna is an excellent student no the main idea in the new conclusion sentence and the topic sentence are completely different one is about Anna being a friend to people and the other is about Anna being an excellent student the new conclusion sentence does not match this paragraph now.

Let’s practice conclusion sentences instructions read the paragraph then choose the answer question 1 what is the best conclusion sentence to go in the blank I’ll read the paragraph and you can choose an answer will check answers in a few minutes walking is the best exercise first walking is free so people don’t need to buy gym membership to do it secondly people can walk wherever they live third studies showed that walking outside not only burns calories but also helps a person feel happy and optimistic question 1 what is the best conclusion sentence a for these reasons walking is an excellent form of exercise B in conclusion walking does not cost any money or C in summary many people love to walk pause the video while you choose the best answer question 2 what is the best conclusion sentence families should take a vacation at least once a year on vacation families can spend time together without distractions from work in school also during a trip families can explore new places and activities together which is fun finally during their time away families can relax together without the stresses of daily life question 2 which is the best conclusion sentence a in summary families need vacations together to rest do new activities and enjoy each other’s company B in conclusion families need vacations to see new places and see finally vacations are good for single people to pause the video while you answer the question question 3 what is the best conclusion sentence to go in the blank it is important to study history history repeats itself so learning about the past can help us make better decisions in the present also knowing about important historical leaders Wars and events can help us understand cultures people and politics in today’s world finally learning about unusual people places and events in history is fascinating what is the best conclusion sentence to go in the blank a in summary history is a popular subject B this is why everyone loves history and C in conclusion there are many reasons people should study history pause the video while you work will check answers in just a moment now.

Let’s check our answers number one what is the best conclusion sentence the answer is a for these reasons walking is an excellent form of exercise how do we know that this is the correct answer because of a B and C this conclusion sentence most closely matches the main idea in the topic sentence walking is the best exercise the main ideas are similar but they use different words we know that conclusion sentence B isn’t correct in conclusion walking does not cost any money it isn’t correct because it’s too specific to be a conclusion sentence also walking does not cost any money doesn’t match the main idea in the topic sentence walking is the best exercise those are different main ideas we know that C also is wrong in summary many people love to walk this one is wrong because our paragraph doesn’t talk about people who like or love to walk this is new information in the paragraph and we can’t have new information in our conclusion sentence so sentence C is incorrect a is the only answer question two what is the best conclusion sentence the answer is a in summary families need vacations together to rest do new activities and enjoy each other’s company how do we know that this is the correct answer because the main idea in conclusion sentence a most closely matches the main idea in the topic sentence that families should take a vacation at least once a year why can’t sentence B be correct in conclusion families need vacations to see new places that idea is mentioned in the paragraph true the idea is mentioned in the paragraph as a detail but there are other details that are mentioned in the paragraph as well your conclusion sentence shouldn’t match a detail sentence it should match the main idea in the topic sentence which will be a little more general than detail sentences so sentence B is a little too specific what about Senate see finally vacations are good for single people too the problem with sentence C is this paragraph talks about families not single people you can’t have new information in your conclusion paragraph so sentence C is not a correct conclusion sentence for this paragraph question three what is the best conclusion sentence the answer is C in conclusion there are many reasons people should study history how do we know this is the correct answer because of sentences a B and C this one most closely matches the main idea in the topic sentence it is important to study history why can’t the correct answer be a in summary these are examples of moments in history it can’t be a because this paragraph gives reasons why it is important to study history this paragraph does not give examples of moments in history so sentence a doesn’t make sense and why can’t the answer be sentence B this is why everyone loves history well this paragraph doesn’t give reasons that people love history this paragraph gives reasons why it’s important to study history sentence B includes new information about how people feel about history we can’t include new information in a conclusion sentence so the correct answer is sentencing conclusion sentence the end our conclusion sentence practice for today is complete I hope this video helped you understand what a conclusion sentence is and what it does in a paragraph thank you for watching.

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