Thesis Statements Sorts Activity
Better than a worksheet!
This thesis statements sorting activity allows students to work in small groups to categorize dozens of thesis statements as strong or weak. Working in groups, students will also determine reasons for their sorting decisions. At the end of the lesson, students receive a handout designed to help them review strong and weak thesis statements. This is an inductive learning activity that students find truly engaging.
Designed for Honors high school students, this sorting activity will build confidence in your students as they refine their thesis statement formation skills. I use this activity when teaching the research paper.
This lesson plan is classroom-tested and includes the following:
A teacher lesson plan with…
• Common Core objectives
• preparation steps
• a classroom agenda
• assessment strategies
A class PowerPoint with…
• student-friendly objectives
• student directions
• activity time limits
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