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Personal Narratives: Introductions and Conclusions 1.2

Personal Narratives: Introductions and Conclusions 1.2

Author: Julie Sully

To recognize and compose effective introductions and conclusions

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Introductions and Conclusions

Introductions are the first chance you will have to grab your reader's attention. Use interesting sentence structure and sensory image. This is also a PREVIEW of what you will discuss in the body of your narrative.

Conclusions is your chance to tie everything together. You can state what is most important, summarize, or share your final feelings. DO NOT introduce new information.


Complete activities A-C, we will discuss your answers in class.

Introduction for Your Personal Narrative

Use the teo topics that you developed and write introductions for each of them. Keep these introductions, you will use them as part of your writing process.


Complete Activity D in your book.


Ahh, now time for the dreaded conclusion. Remember these simple things when writing your conclusion:

1. Summarize

2. Share your feelings

3. Tie everything together

Write a conclusion for each one of your topics. These are just rough drafts and will be revised later. Please save these as part of your writing process.


Complete page 6 in your practice book. We will review these tomorrow in class and you will turn them in for a grade.