Goldilocks and the Three Thesis Statements/Controlling Ideas/Central Ideas.
Based on released STAAR / EOC* tests from 4th, 7th, and Eng I, each worksheet is altered to address the needs of the test. I've reviewed all released prompts for each, identified patterns, and included altered each worksheet. *While created to reach needs of TX teachers, there is no direct mention of these test in the worksheets so they can apply to any expository prompt style.
Worksheet has Goldilocks searching for how to write a thesis statement that is "just right". As she comes across each bear's statement, students use word bank for fill-in-the-blank "This thesis is too _________________!"
Students then determine how best to write the thesis statements scaffolding with sentence stems, and then using a similar process with a second prompt using no fill-in-the blank.
Worksheet is designed to TEACH students, not "drill and kill"! Download comes with a 2 page worksheet and answer key (4 pages) for each type of thesis/controlling/central idea (12 total!)
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