Writing Thesis Statements

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COMMON CORE ALIGNED LESSON PLAN: This lesson provides a guided practice writing process, taking students in a step by step process to draft thesis statement that is focused, on topic, and on task. PPT lecture is integrated with scaffold exercises, walk the students through a method of rhetorically analyzing the prompt to determine the subject, occasion, and writing purpose found in the prompt. Then students use this analysis to write their own thesis statement that directly addresses the subject and writing task presented by the prompt

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Included with this lesson
1. TEACHER GUIDE: Full lesson plan
2. PPT LECTURE: ppt slides that coincide with student handouts (47slides)
3. STUDENT NOTES AND HANDOUTS (6 pages)
4. GUIDED STUDENT EXERCISES

Lesson Plan:
CCSS:
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
1. How does is the rhetorical situation represented in a writing prompt?
2. What is the topic and task within a prompt?
3. What are the elements of a thesis statement?
4. How to write a thesis that is on topic and on task?
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Analyze a prompt to identify the topic and task within the writing task.
2. Write thesis statements that are on topic and on task.
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
 Use PPT to facilitate lecture and student activities
 Students review notes on the Rhetorical Situation
 Students identify the “task” verbs within a prompt
 Students identify the subject/topic within a prompt
 Students take notes on video discussing the elements within a prompt
Thesis Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCzuAMVmIZ8
 Teacher demonstrates thesis statements on topic on task
 Students construct thesis statements that are on topic and on task
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:
1. Students complete thesis worksheet
Total Pages
32 slides 1 video 20 pages
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Writing Thesis Statements
Writing Thesis Statements
Writing Thesis Statements
Writing Thesis Statements