Thesis Statements Lesson
Thesis statements are an abstract concept that can be difficult for students to learn. I created and used these activities with my High School ESL students. Their English level was intermediate, and they seemed to have a good grasp of identifying and writing thesis statements after this lesson. (Note: These activities assume that students already know about the other parts of an introductory paragraph and ONLY focuses on the THESIS statement)
Lesson Includes: 3 activities, and a summative assessment.
-Activity 1: works with identifying the Topic of
-Activity 2: Works with identifying the thesis
statement through answering a
few questions about the
-Activity 3: Works with students reading the
beginning of an introductory
paragraph and then completing
the paragraph with a thesis
-Summative Assessment: Students are given
a topic and have to write an
introductory paragraph about it
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