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THESIS STATEMENT MINI LESSON Digital Thesis Worksheets Self-Assessment Checklist

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9th - 12th
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This Introductory Lesson to Writing Thesis Statements includes printable and digital thesis statement worksheets and handouts. Use the Thesis Statement handout and thesis statement practice worksheets to guide your students towards writing strong thesis statements for argumentative writing and expository essays!




I begin this lesson by handing out the Thesis Statement Information Handout, which differentiates between proper and improper thesis statements using examples. I read this information together with students before distributing the Thesis Statement Checklist, which is formatted to be printed as a two-sided document. Cut the document vertically to create a bookmark-style checklist for students to have on hand at all times. Check your printer settings and select the format that will work best for you.

This checklist can be used with the Thesis Statement Practice Worksheets, which have students evaluate various thesis statements. An answer key has been provided with this activity for your consolidation.

For classrooms utilizing Google Classroom, a digital version of this resource is also available. Simply follow the instructions provided within the resource to copy these files directly to your personal Google Drive.

This resource is featured in Mondays Made Easy's THESIS STATEMENT Practice BUNDLE | Handouts, Activities, Worksheets + MORE!, which also includes THESIS STATEMENT PRACTICE BELL RINGERS | One Month's Worth of Daily Practice, which have students write, evaluate and modify thesis statements using different sentence styles and grammatical structures. These bell ringers reinforce the writing process using graphic organizers and other scaffolding methods. Students will work towards writing thesis statements independently and collaborating with peers to provide constructive feedback. Additionally, 75 Argumentative Essay Topics have also been provided with this bundle to prompt your students in beginning their own essays.

To preview this and other resources, visit Mondays Made Easy's store on Teachers Pay Teachers!

You might also be interested in Mondays Made Easy's Expository Writing Resources.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.


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