A comprehensive yet entertaining overview of thesis statements focused on the five characteristics of a good thesis statement and step-by-step guidelines for writing a good thesis. Loaded with examples of good and bad thesis statements, "to-do's" and "not-to-do's". Ideally suited for advanced high school or college level students, but can easily be adapated for mid-level high school students. Large PowerPoint, but can be split up into several days as the anchor of a multi-day unit.
Tough topic....this PPt has helped teach it. I've evolved to several days with the PPt...too much for one day usually.
October 18, 2012
My students enjoyed the pictures.
May 20, 2012
This was well worth the money!!! The pictures really made the powerpoint interesting for the students. The information was exactly what I was looking for to give to my students about thesis statements. Great examples!
This is troubling....you're the second purchaser in a week who couldn't open it....send me your e-mail to email@example.com and I'll send whatever I have on thesis statements (worksheets, etc.) along with the PPt. Sorry for the trouble. I might have to load a new version of it on TPT. Let me know if you can't open it.
Not sure what's wrong....this hasn't happened before. If you want, send me your e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you a copy of the updated PPt and any additional files that will help. Sorry for the problem.
Roughly 45...depends on which version I downloaded to TPT. Suggest you break it up into multiple days. PPt is basically set up around intro material, five criteria of good thesis statement, then overview of a sample thesis statement analyzed for each criteria. It's big, but manageable. Hope this helps.