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Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities

Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
Writing a Thesis Statement: Lesson and Activities
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The thesis statement is the most critical aspect of an essay. For that reason, I spend quite a bit of time making sure my students' thesis statements are perfected before we begin pre-writing.

This thesis statement lesson focuses specifically on writing solid, effective thesis statements for argumentative essays. It contains:

1. A 26-slide presentation that covers the purpose of a thesis statement, the difference between a thesis and topic as well as between a thesis and topic sentence, common thesis-writing mistakes, and "Your Turn!" exercises for students.
2. Three different exercises to reinforce the material in the presentation. Two of them are worksheets that will allow students to practice identifying weak thesis statements and writing strong ones. One of the practice worksheets asks students to turn a topic into a thesis statement because students often confuse the two.
3. Twelve task cards for review and discussion purposes.
4. A suggested lesson and usage guide.

If you want to make sure your students are thoroughly prepared to write strong argumentative thesis statements, use this lesson.

If used according to the suggestions provided, this lesson should take approximately 3 days (with 45 minute class periods). Time may vary depending on the length of your discussions.

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Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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