Stating Your Case: Writing Thesis Statements Effectively

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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. Use this activity to work on writing essays for document-based question, as well as to reinforce the concept of a strong thesis statement and introductory claim.

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