Detailed and simple instructions for writing a thesis statement. Best used for students who have little or no practice writing formal essays or who are in remedial English/Lit class.
Teaches students how to organize their research/thoughts/opinions into an outline and use the outline to write a thesis statement.
Includes 11 additional writing prompts for students to practice - either writing a complete essay or just outlining their thoughts.
Originally used with a SmartBoard. I actually wrote in the blanks. Could also be projected onto a white board, or you could just discuss what should go in the blanks.
I usually took the whole block to practice wiring a thesis over and over (using multiple example prompts) until the students got it.