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WALT: write the resolution and conclusion of a story.


So now you will hopefully have a character or a couple of characters in a spot of bother; it is your job as the writer to save the day! You may know the resolution to your story before you have even started to write, or it may take you completely by surprise. It’s not as easy as saying 'and they all lived happily ever after.’ Tempting as that may be.


In your resolution, you need to think about how your problem will be solved.  Look once again at the powerpoint to see how your good character(s) will triumph and overcome the problems they have encountered.


Then you finish with your conclusion.  You have begun it, created and developed your characters, had a problem that has been solved, now it’s time to bring all your loose ends together and finish your story.  

  • Is your ending going to point to the future: for example, "the girls wondered if life would ever be the same'."
  • Are you going to make a moral point: for example, "the boys knew that they had had a lucky escape and would never meddle in other people’s problems again!"


The final sentence is as important as the opening sentence. It usually sums up the story's theme or message.  Here are some examples:

  • It had been the best day of my life.
  • I'll never forget her.
  • If only he hadn't been so selfish.
  • She realised taking part is much more important than winning.
  • It just goes to show, crime really doesn't pay.
  • They were richer than they could ever have dreamed.
  • I still laugh when I think about it


I have put the powerpoint from yesterday back into Resources for you to use if you need to.