This is a PPT to introduce Lucy Calkin's 4th Grade Writing Unit, Boxes and Bullets: Personal and Persuasive Essays. It includes a learning target, original teacher exemplar, and provides guided and independent practice for Session 1. This is lesson 5 of Session 1. It leads students through the use of various sentence frames to help them draft several possible thesis statements. There is a graphic organizer for sale that accompanies this lesson. I have broken Session 1 down into mini-lessons so that all students may access these lessons.