Two worksheets for writing exercise/ revision exercise that helps students identify successful topic sentences and thesis statements. Each example was pulled from actual student essays written in the Spring of 2008 on John Cheever's short story "Reunion"
I worked through these two worksheets in class. Each worksheet took a 50 minute block. I began by modeling topic sentence/ thesis statement evaluation and then broke the class up into groups to complete worksheets. At the end of the period, I had students reconvene to offer up their decisions and examine thought processes.
However, these would also work as a homework assignment! Hope you enjoy :)