Effective transitions and introductions guide students' understanding of how activities, discussions and assignments relate to their own writing. Still, some students won't make these connections until they've engaged in class activities. Conclusions reinforce important connections and help students anticipate the goals for the next class.
Methods for concluding class:
Summarize the information just covered in the class in your own words. Explain how the lesson builds on previous lessons and connects to the upcoming assignment.
Have students conclude by summarizing or interpreting the significance of the lesson. What did they learn? How will it relate to their assignment?
Ask students to do a brief "Write To Learn" activity reflecting on one thing they can take from today's class and apply to their writing.