Writing Persuasion Papers: Thesis Statement
High schoolers discover the role of a thesis statement. They practice writing different thesis statements as a group and then write one of their own. They use their thesis statement to write a persuasive paper.
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Research Paper Project
Break down some of the most foundational components of writing a research paper, such as incorporating and formatting citations, creating a thesis statement, and using quotes effectively, into manageable tasks for your young writers.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Explain Yourself: An Expository Writing Unit for High School
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...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
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3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Practice writing effective thesis statements with this helpful worksheet. Young readers take five statements that are vague ("The Jonas Brothers are cool."), and then rewrite the statements to make them more specific. Use this activity...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Persuasive Essay
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10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. 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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed