We found 127 resources with the concept thesis statements
Paired Passage Practice and the Extended Response Question
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow do pupils relate paired passages to each other? Here's a resource that helps! The lesson includes a short story and a poem as a set of paired reading passages, followed by some analysis questions. It also includes an essay template...
Explain Yourself: An Expository Writing Unit for High School
9th - 10th
Introduce expository writing with a unit that asks writers to craft an essay to explain a belief, value, or priority that is important to them. Mini-lessons within the unit focus on crafting thesis statements and conclusions, selecting...
Performing and Presenting Research: 7th ELA Grade Common Core
The W.7.7, W.7.8, and W.7.9 Common Core standards revolve around conducting, gathering, and presenting research. Solid research skills will serve your students well across the disciplines throughout their academic, and perhaps professional, careers.
Writing Prompts, Student Rubrics, and Sample Responses
7th CCSS: Adaptable
Whether you are teaching mainstream, advanced, or intervention language arts classes, you will find something helpful in a thorough writing packet. It includes prompts, rubrics, responses, helpful hints, graphic organizers, and many...
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...
Persuasive Speech Graphic Organizer
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Support your learners during the speech-writing process with a five-page graphic organizer. Pupils have plenty of space to write in their evidence and arguments on this resource. The organizer provides some prompts for each section to...
Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore identity and community through an expository essay based on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This two-week unit on writing an essay provides a brief description of each day and all of the worksheets and materials you...
The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
5 mins 3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
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...
Write an Introductory Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
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...