What do you notice about this mentor text conclusion? What craft strategies did Burleigh use?
A love potion. A high-energy snack. The "food of the gods." But maybe there's something simpler still. Experts say that chocolate contains nearly 300 different flavors. Perhaps, to the person about to bite into a banana split with double hot fudge topping, this is really the secret of its charm. Maybe, if so many flavors are hiding in it - chocolate has a little something for everyone!
~ Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh
How about this conclusion from Catherine Thimmesh? What strategies does she use?
Today, the mystery continues: Where did we come from? Luckily, we now have a three-and-a-half-foot-tall, long-armed, short-legged clue. A clue that sported primitive jaws - like a chimpanzee's - but boasted a modern pelvis - very much like a human's. A clue that shocked with the unimaginable: a small (chimp-like) brain along with the (human-like) ability to walk upright.
Where did we come from? The answer is still unknown...but now we have a magnificent clue.
Because somewhere deep in the past, near the beginning, lived Lucy.
~ Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From by Catherine Thimmesh