I'm working with an 8th grade Language Arts enrichment class. We have done ok with writing so far using a combo of 6 Traits, Step Up to Writing and 4 Square. But most of the students seem to be struggling with effective intro and conclusions paragraphs. Anybody have some good tips or ideas to try? I am not the main teacher for this class, but I would like to try to bring in some very user-friendly, hands on ideas for the kids to use. Most are at least a couple years behind in their reading and writing, so any idea is fair game. Thanks so much!