This colorful poster makes 8 suggestions for how to prove your thesis statement on STAAR either Persuasive or Expository composition. Included are: illustrations from books, movies, tv shows, history, your own life, a family member's life, a friend/peer's life or from the life of a famous person. I teach my students that these are 8 ways they can elaborate in the body paragraphs. Thumbnail is in black/white, but poster is full color. Made in Microsoft Publisher and can be printed as a poster or handout. Made by Marie Osborne of Seeds of Thought.