Struggling with wordy thesis/claim/position statements from your students? Looking for a NEW way to motivate students to practice thesis writing?
This activity provides writing prompts on a fun and familiar Twitter template for students to write their position statement as a tweet! This activity will help drive home the "short and sweet" concept of writing an effective thesis/claim/position statement.
This activity includes 5 persuasive prompts and one BLANK template for the teacher to provide his/her own prompt.
These are formatted to print on 4X6 index cards, but could be printed and cut on letter sized paper. Also, these are fully editable since they have been created in a Word.doc rather than saved as a PDF.
This activity is aligned to the STAAR ENG 2 TEK--16(A) Writing/Persuasive Texts. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write an argumentative essay to the appropriate audience [Readiness Standard] that includes
(A) a clear thesis or position based on logical reasons supported by precise and relevant evidence;
CCSS 9-10.WS.1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. a. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claim(s) and create an organization that establishes clear relationship among claim(s),
counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing
out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.