Developing a Question, Hypothesis, Thesis Teacher Resources
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Writing Effective Thesis Statements and Introductory Paragraphs for Research Papers
After reading on the topic of their paper, high schoolers work in pairs to assess how to write powerful, precise thesis statements. The introduction contains three statements: a universal statement, a bridge statement, and a thesis statement.
9th - 12th Language Arts 69 Views 677 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Stating Your Case: Writing Thesis Statements Effectively
As a writer, if you have a weak introductory paragraph or thesis statement, you might lose your audience! Have your middle and high schoolers practice writing introductory paragraphs that include clear thesis statements in response to document based questions.
6th - 12th Language Arts 68 Views 731 Downloads
At 32 slides, one would think this presentation on thesis statements is a bit too long, but it is the most important component of a well-written essay! Help your developing writers craft concise, interesting theses with this PowerPoint. Some common mistakes are introduced (using the first person, unclear language, stating a fact, etc.
7th - 12th Language Arts 56 Views 174 Downloads
Write a Research Thesis Statement
The thesis statement is at the heart of a well-developed essay, and as the narrator of this video emphasizes from the start, having no thesis statement would be like "taking a picture that's really out of focus." With this resource, walk your young writers through three basic steps to constructing a research thesis statement.
4 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 17 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Develop an Argument for a Thesis Statement
The thesis is arguably the most important part of an essay. Go from purpose statement to thesis statement by following the steps in the video or presentation. The lesson focuses in particular on developing the argument portion of the thesis, leaving the sub-points for later.
4 mins 7th - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A good thesis is hard to craft. Model for your writers how to develop and refine thesis statements with a series of slides that discuss the purpose and format of this all-important sentence. Viewers following along as the process is presented and can examine sample statements.
10th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 29 Downloads
Develop an understanding of main ideas and thesis statements with your class by using this step-by-step presentation. The concepts presented will guide learners through essay focus, main idea, central points, coherency, and proper positioning of a thesis statement.
6th - 9th Language Arts 12 Views 8 Downloads
Develop Sub-points to Support a Thesis Statement
A thesis has two jobs. First, it must present an opinion or claim. It also needs to outline the support a writer is going to use in his essay in order to give the reader an idea of what's to come. The video and presentation includes a step-by-step method for formulating the sub-points of a thesis.
3 mins 7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write an Argument for a Thesis Statement
Learn how to create strong, well-developed thesis statements in persuasive writing. After identifying the primary subjects of their writing, young writers will add words and definitively state their own opinions in order to construct primary thesis statements.
4 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 7 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Film Critique: The Story and the Techniques
Why just show your class a movie when you could teach them how to critique film the same way they do literature? While this activity uses Battlestar Galactica as its visual text of choice, this plan could be used with any film selection. It would be perfect to use with the film adaptation of any literary work.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 36 Views 233 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Thesis Statement + Projected Plan = Introduction
Set up your writers for writing strong introductions with a formula for putting together supported thesis statements. This reference page breaks the process down and provides an example of how to compose a thesis statement, develop a projected plan, and put the to elements together to draft an introduction.
5th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 42 Downloads
Thesis statements: The Six Basic Claim Types
Evaluative or Analogical? The wolf in the story of "The Three Little Pigs" and the wolf in "Red Riding Hood" represent what can happen to the unprepared. Despite his defeat in the end, the Big Bad Wolf is a good example for kids because he warns readers to always be prepared for disaster.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 146 Downloads
While the focus of this lesson is on writing about tornadoes, any topic could be substituted. The lesson provides a well-thought out overview of the writing process. Learners come up with a thesis statement, supporting details, and a conclusion for a five-paragraph essay.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 235 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement
How do you choose a research topic? This helpful graphic organizer is provided to aid middle and high schoolers in organizing their initial thoughts and choosing a topic. They have to narrow their topic by culture, time frame, event, etc., and brainstorm sources they can look at first.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 453 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Bring research papers into the 21st century using this guide to Inspiration Software. If you don't have the program, take a look at the visuals and step-by-step process, which are helpful for any classroom. Using a pre-made template, learners simply research and fill in various sections to organize their findings for the perfectly structured paper.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 53 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: The Writing Process
The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. Although designed to describe Inspiration software, this lesson's visuals offer excellent ideas even if you don't have the program. Learners use pre-made templates designed specifically for the type of paper they are assigned, and move through each step of the writing process from drafting to publishing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing: Laying and Covering the Foundation
Your middle schoolers can become stronger writers with a lesson covering the basics. They compose effective thesis statements and introductions, discuss different ways to capture a reader's attention, and compare a poorly written introduction to a well written one.
7th - 9th Language Arts 19 Views 166 Downloads
Writing: Barn Raising
Young writers compare writing a paper to building a barn. They write a thesis statement using parallel construction and use transitions to hold the paper (walls of the barn) together. A barn raising video link is included; great for visual learners!
7th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 184 Downloads
Creating Thesis Sentences
Growing writers explore what it takes to develop and support a thesis statement with pre-fabricated ideas provided by the Virginia Department of Education. Learners take notes on what makes a thesis statement and a topic sentence, and move into a group effort where the paragraph crafters develop the parts of a paragraph from the given prompt (or one developed by the educator) and assemble the labor into a clear piece of writing.
6th - 9th Language Arts 98 Views 180 Downloads
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed