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Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be supported with details.
5 mins 3rd - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
Young writers often construct papers that lack focus and organization. While a thesis statement is designed to combat this issue, it is important that writers ask themselves the following questions: Did I state what I will be arguing? Did I state the reasons for my argument?
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 34 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 70 Views 679 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 72 Views 735 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 58 Views 176 Downloads
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 48 Views 50 Downloads
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 lesson 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 38 Views 234 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Joy Luck Club: Character Development
Pair your readers into mother-daughter pairs with an activity from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Each person discusses his or her assigned character's motivations, strengths, weaknesses, and changes. They then examine how the adult daughters from the book find balance between their Chinese heritage and their places in American society.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Inspiration: The Writing Process
The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. Although designed to describe Inspiration software, this lesson plan'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
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 14 Views 149 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
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 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 30 Views 454 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Write an Introductory Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay
In an argumentative essay, the introductory paragraph is the primary opportunity to get your readers' attention and tell them why the issue you are discussing is important. Demonstrate to your young writers how to construct an organized introduction with a hook, a presentation of major ideas, and a final thesis statement.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 46 Views 30 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
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