The most difficult part of teaching essay writing is teaching students how to write a thesis statement and use it to organize, plan, and control an essay. This product teaches students what a thesis statement is, how it functions, and teaches students a step by step process so they can see how to create an effective and functional thesis statement. Included in this product are instructions, a detailed planning sheet for students, and 3 different essay prompts with texts (3 texts for each prompt) that students can use to plan their thesis statement and essay.
INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT:
• Explanation of what a thesis statement is.
• Thinking and planning process with example.
• Thesis Statement planning sheet.
• 3 Expository essay prompts and text sets to use in order to teach students how to write a thesis statement and then use it to organize and plan their essay.
STRETCH: The intended use of this product is simply to teach students how to write a thesis statement and then use it to plan an essay. However, as a teacher, you can always go a step further and actually require students to then write a formal essay on the topic using the resources provided.