Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draft Outline w/help!

Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
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THESIS PRACTICE:
This assignment begins with Thesis Practice. Students will read an essay prompt and then highlight the essential question being asked. Once they know what they are supposed to answer they plug in their response in to a Thesis Chart (Topic, Focus and Points). The Topic is the subject they are writing on. The Focus is their opinion and the Points are their reasons which will nicely turn in to their body paragraphs.
Once they have the thesis chart completed they add the Topic + Focus + Points to create their ONE sentence Thesis Statement. We do not write the essay that would go with each prompt, rather we just review and practice reading prompts and responding with a Thesis Statement. But, the prompts could each be full essays if you chose to do it that way.
PREWRITING
Now they begin crafting their own essay with prewriting. They will first brainstorm ideas after they have read the essay prompt (specific prompt not given here). 3 types of Brainstorming are explained (Free-Write, T-Chart & Bullets). Space is provided for the Brainstorm.
Then students begin to organize their response by filling out the Thesis Chart, which they have already practiced with 4 practice prompts. Once the Thesis Chart is completed students record their one sentence Thesis Statement. I then have them copy this sentence in the Introduction Paragraph outline in Letter C. They feel so good that a portion of their essay is already complete!
ESSAY OUTLINE W/HELP
The Essay Rough Draft Outline w/help is a skeleton of what their final essay will be. The outline directs the students to what is essential in each paragraph. It breaks it down nicely in more manageable parts and it is not so overwhelming. Help is added in text boxes in the margins and throughout the outline.
INTRODUCTION: HIT (Hook, Important Information and Thesis Statement_
BODY PARAGRAPHS (2): Claim/Topic Sentence, Evidence, Reasoning, Reasoning, Evidence #2, Reasoning, Reasoning and Concluding Sentence {Transitions are given in the 1st chunk of Body #1}
CONCLUSION: What (Repeat your thesis in 2-3 sentences), So what? (Why is this information important?) and Now what? (What does the reader do with this information/ how is the reader now changed?
**Personally, I have students do ALL of this in class. Their packets cannot leave the room and if it does they have to start over. Once this rough outline is done, they are each given a Chrome Book and they compose their final draft IN class. I do this to avoid outside help and/or plagiarism.**
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1 Week

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Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
Thesis Statement Practice & Essay (4 paragraph) Rough Draf
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