Use this Thesis Statement Road Map game to allow students to check that their thesis meets these 3 criteria questions: Does my thesis answer the question? Does my thesis take a position? Does my thesis provide topics for the paragraphs?
Students can use any manipulative (my kiddos used a toy car) and "drive" to each stop sign where they make sure their thesis meets the criteria to get to the finish line of the map. I placed these in pocket protectors but you could easily laminate them to make them last forever and be marked on with a dry-erase marker.
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