In this lesson, students learn about the qualities of good thesis statements, practice critiquing thesis statements, write their own, then engage in a peer review activity and a revision activity. At the end of the day, everyone has a stronger draft that they can submit to the teacher for critique.
1. Accurately evaluate thesis statements
2. Compose your own quality thesis statement
3. Improve your thesis statement by engaging in a peer review & revision activity
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