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Thesis Statement + Projected Plan = Introduction

For Teachers 5th - 12th
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...
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Introduction Paragraph

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Key parts of an introductory paragraph (grabber sentence, connecting information, thesis) are highlighted in a presentation that uses color-coded sample paragraphs to illustrate how these parts combine to form a complete opening paragraph.
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Five-Paragraph Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The great thing about this presentation on the traditional five-paragraph essay is the color coding. Each aspect of the essay is followed by a concise description and an example. Then a complete paragraph is presented with the key...
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Don't Let the Earth Down

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If...
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Persuasive Writing I

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Examine the characteristics of an effective persuasive paper. In a group, eighth graders discuss the analogy of a debate being like a persuasive paper. After brainstorming topics, they write an argument and then debate it. Secretly, the...
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The Bing, the Bang, and the Bongo: The Five-Paragraph Essay

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Create a five-paragraph essay easily with the bing, the bang, and the bongo method! Learners write an introduction with the thesis containing three parts. Your three body paragraphs then expand upon each part of the thesis. An example is...
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With Your Own Two Hands: Are You Changing the World or "Waiting for the World to Change"?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for...
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Thesis Structure

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Use this instructional activity to reinforce the importance of a strong thesis statement. After viewing samples, middle schoolers identify the three parts to a thesis. Additionally, they create their own thesis including and labeling the...
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Thesis Statements

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Persuasion Through Rhetoric: Common Devices and Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Context, purpose, and thesis, the three elements of rhetoric, are highlighted in a presentation about persuasive discourse. Designed to accompany a high school or college-level lecture, the resource does provide the necessary basic...
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Writing Character Editorials

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Should Goldilocks have entered the bear's home? Select a popular children's story (like Goldilocks and the Three Bears) and model taking a stance either supporting or challenging the protagonist's actions. Then, after they understand the...
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The 5 Paragraph Essay

For Teachers 9th
The value in this PowerPoint about the five-paragraph expository essay comes from the clear explanations and specific examples provided to illustrate each aspect; however, a complete, model essay is not included. Beware the typos!
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Writing the Five Paragraph Essay: Some basic rules for writing that you should always follow!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a quick review of the format of the five-paragraph essay? The strength of this presentation is in the color-highlighted examples used to illustrate the terms. Consider adding additional slides that provide a model of a complete essay.
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The Five-Paragraph Essay: Tips for Success!!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Need to review the five-paragraph format with your high schoolers? Although the presentation does not include a complete essay as a model, the concise definitions and explanations would serve as a good review before learners are assigned...
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The Five-Paragraph Essay: Template for College Writing

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
If your writers have already mastered the basic five-paragraph essay, consider introducing them to a broader application of this format. Writers consider sections instead of paragraphs, context/claim, and synthesis. Although no models...
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Cause/Effect Essay

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A look at organization patterns that provide unity in cause/effect exposition is the focus of this text-heavy presentation. Although various patterns are clearly defined, few are illustrated with specific examples. Also, a handout on...
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Essay Outline Template

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Inspire essay organization with this handout and exercise about outlining. Writers read through a brief outline model and then practice writing their own outline by completing a second model. Scholars not only complete the outline, they...
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Peer Editing Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Need some examples of peer editing worksheets? The three models included in this resource demonstrate the variety of approaches that can be taken with such a review tool. Ranging from the specific to the generic, the templates can be...
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How to Write A+ Essays!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This lesson, which promises to improve the essays of your middle schoolers, contains a list of characteristics an essay should include. It breaks it down into the introduction, thesis statement, body, etc. There's also a list of things...
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Persuasive Writing: Fact or Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is the difference between a fact and an opinion? Middle schoolers categorize statements as either facts or opinions before writing a persuasive essay to support a thesis statement they create. This is a great introduction to...
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Physics -- 24

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students record all of the instances of physics and science they are involved with in a full day. As a class, they complete a KWL chart on physics and read a story about Murphy's Law and the character's experiences. Individually, they...
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The Muckrakers Interdisciplinary Unit

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete an Interdisciplinary Unit on the Muckrakers and the Progressive Movement. Students describe life in America and how Progressive Reformers changed it. identify specific problems and propose solutions. Students...
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Using Research and Powerpoint Presentations

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Is it really true that women couldn't act on a stage during Shakespeare's time? Beginning readers of Shakespeare's plays will have many questions about him and the Elizabethan Era when he wrote his famous works. Create a list of...
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Narrowing a Topic Worksheet

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this narrowing a topic worksheet, students complete a chart in which they begin with a broad topic and narrow it down to a subtopic that interests them. Students then create a topic statement for their subtopic.