Opinion Writing Conclusion Paragraphs – How to Write Conclusion Paragraphs

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Searching for a resource with everything you need to help your students craft well-written conclusion paragraphs for opinion essays? This Conclusion Paragraph Unit includes step-by-step lessons to target paragraph structure, topic sentences (opinions), transitions, three supporting reasons, and effective conclusion sentences using final thoughts or calls to action. You’ll love using the easy-to-implement opinion writing lessons and activities.


No more spending hours prepping and planning opinion writing lessons. This explicit writing resource walks you through teaching the conclusion paragraph writing process, helping you feel confident and ready for a no-stress writing block.




• Opinion Writing – Conclusion Paragraph Posters

• Opinion Writing Structure

• Opinion Writing Concept Map (shows color coding)

• Conclusion Paragraph Introduction – Teacher Page/Student Handout

• Conclusion Paragraph Color Coding Review – Directions

• Color Coding: Music Classes Should be Required in All School

• Rate the Conclusion Paragraph Opinions

• Write Your Own Conclusion Paragraph Opinions

• Restating the Opinion (teaching page and student page)

• The Conclusion: Reasons (teaching page and student page)

• Color Coding: Aliens are Real

• Final Thought or Call to Action Teaching Page/Student Handout

• What is a Final Thought?

• What is a Call to Action?

• Conclusion Paragraph Sort (Match the reasons and the final thought or call to
action to the opinion sentences)

• Color Coding: Benefits of a Four-Day School Week

• The Conclusion Paragraph – Teaching Page or Student Handout

• The Conclusion Paragraph – Student page

• Color Coding Review – Directions for “Art Education Benefits Students”

• Art Education Benefits Students – Example Essay to color code

• Art Education Benefits Students – Reverse Outline

• Opinion Writing Checklist for Students (PDF and editable in PPT)

• Opinion Essay Rubric (PDF and editable in PPT)

• (7) Outline Templates for any opinion essay

• (5) Outline Templates for themed essays:

1. Should Students Wear School Uniforms?

2. Should Students Have More Recess?

3. Is it Better to be a Kid or an Adult?

4. Make Your School a Better Place

5. Is it Better to Play Outside or Inside?

• Writing Pages (three sets)

• Teacher Notes with LINKS and Detailed Teaching Information




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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Resource: ❤️


Comprehensive Coverage: Aligned to cover conclusion paragraphs in opinion writing essays, this unit helps your students receive step-by-step writing practice in short, meaningful lessons to keep students engaged.



Two Formats: The print and digital formats give you greater teaching and learning options. You’ll have the freedom to use one or both formats to fit your classroom needs.



Teacher-Friendly Features: If teaching writing has ever made you feel anxious or overwhelmed, this resource can help! With ready-to-teach lessons that are easy to implement, you’ll feel confident as a writing teacher while saving hours of planning and prepping time. Plus, you’ll love the editable writing checklist and rubric that you can customize according to your preferences.



➡️ ➡️ ➡️ This resource targets the following:


  • CCSS W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
  • CCSS W.3.1.B Provide reasons that support the opinion.
  • CCSS W.3.1.C Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinions and reasons.
  • CCSS W.3.1.D Provide a concluding statement or section.


  • CCSS W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • CCSS W.4.1.B Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  • CCSS W.4.1.C Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
  • CCSS W.4.1.D Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.


  • CCSS W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • CCSS W.5.1.B Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  • CCSS W.5.1.C Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
  • CCSS W.5.1.D Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.



Looking for more opinion writing units? We’ve got you covered!

Opinion Writing – Introduction Paragraph Unit

Opinion Writing – Body Paragraphs Unit

Opinion Writing Essay Bundle




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You’ll LOVE this Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle. It includes explicit writing instruction for color coding and outlining, topic sentences, details, transitions, and conclusion sentences.



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