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Grade 4 Writing - Concluding Opinion

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Every opinion paragraph should have a concluding sentence at the end of the paragraph. This will wrap up the paragraph. Also, a student should write a concluding paragraph for his or her essay. Again, this should be the last paragraph of the essay. In this quiz, students will answer questions about conclusions as well as select sentences that should or should not be included in concluding sentences or paragraphs.

1.
Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Dogs usually sleep 5-7 hours a day.
Dogs will sleep for 5-7 hours a day
Dogs sleep too often
During the afternoon, dogs usually sleep for a long period of time
Cats also sleep a lot
This sentence is rewritten in different words, but it keeps the main idea
2.
Which of the following sentences should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph for the following thesis statement?
THESIS STATEMENT: Mathematics is the most important subject in school.
Math is quite difficult for me to do
The course considered to be used the most is mathematics
Mathematics is important because people use it every day, and it is taught in all schools around the world
Since math builds upon skills, people should keep up with each math skill they learn
Personal opinions should be kept out of concluding paragraphs
3.
What should be included in a concluding paragraph of an essay?
Additional reasons that provide evidence
New information to support the opinion
Summary of the argument and main points
Lots of detail to describe the reasons
In an opinion essay, the student should rewrite their opinion and main points in different words
4.
Which of the following sentences should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph for the following thesis statement?
THESIS STATEMENT: Earthquakes cause lots of damage.
Earthquakes can have disastrous results
Some of the damage that earthquakes cause are to buildings and to people
Tsunamis can cause damage, but it is by water
People should realize that their property may get damaged if they live in an earthquake zone
This sentence would not pertain to earthquakes and should not be in a concluding paragraph
5.
Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: People do not pay for electricity if they have solar panels on their houses.
Another way to save money is to turn off the lights in rooms
It is better for the environment to use solar panels
Houses with solar panels do not look as nice as those houses without solar panels
Solar panels do away with electricity costs in homes
This sentence is a good concluding sentence for this main idea
6.
What should be included in a concluding sentence of a paragraph?
A question
Restating the main idea
New information
Another opinion
The final sentence of a paragraph should have a rewritten main idea
7.
Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: The sun provides vitamins that people need.
The sun shines bright every day
The moon is not as helpful as the sun
Vitamins are needed by the human body
Besides feeling its warmth, the sun also makes people healthy
This sentence includes the same information, but it is in different words
8.
Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Painting a room can change the look of a room.
Bringing in new furniture can also make the room look better
It only takes one can of paint to create a new look in a room
Painting is a difficult chore to do
Painting is messy and requires a lot of preparation
This sentence restates the main idea sentence in different words
9.
Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Gasoline has increased in price throughout the years.
Years ago, people did not need gasoline since they rode horses
Cars also need oil and other fluids to run
Gasoline is a needed item in order for a car to run
The cost of gas has certainly gone up in the past few decades
Both of these sentences use different words, but include the same meaning
10.
Which of the following should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph?
A sense of closure
An argument written in other words
Another personal opinion
The main points written in other words
Even though the argument is included, a new opinion should not be included in the concluding paragraph
Author:  Amy Flanders

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